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Respiratory Pathogen Testing

PGL's PCR Panels Detect COVID-19 and Other Pathogens with a Single Sample


Up to 45% of COVID-19 patients can have a viral or bacterial co-infection.^1

PGL's offers PCR pathogen testing that can test for a range of the viruses, including COVID-19, and bacteria that are most likely to be causing a patient's upper respiratory infection. Coupled with PGL's rapid turnaround time for patient results, respiratory pathogen testing allows the provider to accurately manage the course of treatment.

Benefits of Respiratory Pathogen Panel Testing^2,3:

  • Decreased Hospitalizations

  • Avoids Unnecessary Procedures

  • Decreased Duration of Antibiotics

  • Targeted Antimicrobial Therapy

PGL's Respiratory Pathogen Panels provide accurate, timely, and comprehensive results to improve your patient outcomes.

  • Tests for multiple pathogens including: 

    • COVID-19​

    • Flu A

    • Flu B

    • RSV

    • Other common pathogens

  • PCR tests are significantly more accurate than antigen and other testing methods.

  • Uses a single swab for all results.

  • Next day results in most cases.


  1. Chih-Cheng Lai, Cheng-Yi Wang, Po-Ren Hsueh, Co-infections among patients with COVID-19: The need for combination therapy with non-anti-SARS-CoV-2 agents?, Journal of Microbiology, Immunology and Infection, Volume 53, Issue 4, 2020, Pages 505-512, ISSN 1684-1182,

  2. Beverly B. Rogers, Prabhu Shankar, Robert C. Jerris, David Kotzbauer, Evan J. Anderson, J. Renee Watson, Lauren A. O'Brien, Francine Uwindatwa, Kelly McNamara, James E. Bost; Impact of a Rapid Respiratory Panel Test on Patient Outcomes. Arch Pathol Lab Med 1 May 2015; 139 (5): 636–641. doi:

  3. Anupama Subramony, Philip Zachariah, Ariella Krones, Susan Whittier, Lisa Saiman, Impact of Multiplex Polymerase Chain Reaction Testing for Respiratory Pathogens on Healthcare Resource Utilization for Pediatric Inpatients, The Journal of Pediatrics, Volume 173, 2016, Pages 196-201.e2,
    ISSN 0022-3476,

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