Respiratory Pathogen Detection

Respiratory Pathogen Detection

Respiratory Pathogen Detection services offered in Dallas, TX

Respiratory infections can be life-threatening when not quickly and correctly diagnosed and treated. At MD Molecular Diagnostics, in Dallas Texas, the lab professionals perform advanced respiratory pathogen detection testing. They use cutting-edge diagnostic techniques that allow for greater sensitivity and accuracy to help clinicians get the results they need to properly treat their patients. Call for more information about comprehensive, accurate, and fast respiratory pathogen detection.

Respiratory Pathogen Detection Q & A

What is respiratory pathogen detection?

Respiratory pathogen detection refers to the advanced molecular tests available to clinicians at MD Molecular Diagnostics for diagnosing bacterial and viral respiratory infections. 

Effective treatment for respiratory infections is only possible with an accurate diagnosis. Traditional lab cultures may not correctly identify specific types of respiratory pathogens, causing a delay in treatment and patient recovery.

MD Molecular Diagnostics is a state-of-the-art diagnostic laboratory that offers advanced respiratory pathogen detection testing capable of identifying the exact pathogen(s) responsible for an infection. Knowing what’s causing your patient to be sick will ensure the right treatment for a faster recovery.

When is respiratory pathogen detection recommended?

MD Molecular Diagnostics recommends respiratory pathogen detection for patients showing symptoms of a respiratory infection. Bacterial and viral pathogens can cause infections in the respiratory tract, resulting in symptoms like:


  • Cough
  • Runny nose
  • Sneezing
  • Sore throat
  • Muscle pain
  • Chest pain
  • Headaches
  • Fever

What does respiratory pathogen detection test for?

MD Molecular Diagnostics uses the BioFire® FilmArray® System for respiratory pathogen detection. This advanced system uses one test that detects multiple pathogens that can cause co-infections with overlapping symptoms. 

Common pathogens detected on the MD Molecular Diagnostics respiratory pathogen detection panel include:


  • Adenovirus
  • Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)
  • Influenza
  • Acinetobacter calcoaceticus-baumannii complex
  • Escheria coli (E. coli)
  • Klebsiella
  • Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) 
  • Staphylococcus
  • Streptococcus


The respiratory pathogen detection test simultaneously detects bacterial and viral pathogens, as well as antibiotic resistance to ensure that you have all the information needed to provide your patients with the most effective treatment options.

MD Molecular Diagnostics performs tests for a wide range of pathogens using a single specimen swab. The overall sensitivity and specificity are 97.1% and 99.3%, respectively, which is significantly better than immunoassay diagnostic tests and conventional culture techniques. 

When can I expect results from respiratory pathogen detection?

MD Molecular Diagnostics routinely provides results from their respiratory pathogen detection within 24 hours. 

The respiratory pathogen detection panel at MD Molecular Diagnostics is designed to provide clinicians with fast and accurate information so that they can effectively diagnose and treat their patients’ respiratory infections.