RPP – Respiratory Pathogen Panel

What is RPP?

The respiratory pathogen panel is a test to detect and identify a specific viral nucleic acid from an individual that is presenting symptoms of a respiratory infection.

How is this test performed?

The specimen for this test is collected by swabbing the inside of the nasal passageway. The personnel performing the test will rotate the swab 2-3 times in both of the patient’s nasal cavities.

What is the sample tested for?

  • Adenovirus
  • Coronavirus HKU1
  • Coronavirus NL63
  • Coronavirus OC43
  • Coronavirus 229E
  • Human Metapneumovirus
  • Human Rhinovirus/enterovirus
  • Influenza A
  • Influenza A subtype H1
  • Influenza A subtype H3
  • Influenza A subtype 2009 H1
  • Influenza B
  • Parainfluenza Virus 1
  • Parainfluenza Virus 2
  • Parainfluenza Virus 3
  • Parainfluenza Virus 4
  • Respiratory Syncytial Virus
  • Bordetella Pertussis
  • Chlamydophila Pneumoniae
  • Mycoplasma Pneumoniae