Respiratory Pathogen Panel (RPP) testing is used to detect the specific pathogen to more accurately diagnose both viral and bacterial respiratory infections.
Individuals may need an RPP test if they experience symptoms of a respiratory infection and are at risk for complications.
Promus Diagnostics RPP PCR panel is a qualitative real-time PCR test designed to detect 35 clinically significant pathogens as causative agents of respiratory tract infections. This panel uses Applied Biosystem’s OpenArray Technology on QuantStudio 12K Flex instrumentation.
RPP is a Laboratory Developed Test (LDT) using Real-Time PCR amplification of defined targets. This test has not been cleared or approved by the FDA. However, approval/clearance is not required as Promus Diagnostics LLC is certified under CLIA to perform high-complexity clinical laboratory testing. This test is used for clinical purposes and should not be regarded as investigational or for research.