Respiratory Pathogen



Acute respiratory infection remains the leading cause of death amongst geriatric and immuno-compromised patients.  For infectious diseases that interfere with normal breathing, it is essential to detect multiple pathogens simultaneously.

Genetic identification of respiratory infections with an unequalled accuracy rate of 99.8%.

Our PCR based RESPI test is 3-5x more sensitive than conventional culture techniques and allows MHS Labs to report results for both infection identification and antibiotic resistance within 12-24 hours of lab arrival.

  • make clinical decisions on a wide array of infections
  • reduce the time to treatment
  • target and personalize therapy

For partnering facilities, the RESPI program includes antibiotic stewardship to reduce risk, adverse events and readmissions.

Respiratory Pathogens

Coronavirus 229E
Coronavirus HKU1
Coronavirus NL63
Coronavirus OC43
Human Bocavirus
Human Metapneumovirus
Human Rhinovirus
Influenza A, AH1 & A H3
Influenza B
Parainfluenza 1, 2, 3 & 4
Respiratory Syncytial Virus A & B

Asperigillus niger
Asperigillus fumigatus
Asperigillus flavus
Asperigillus clavatus
Cryptococcus neoformans
Cladosporium herbarum
Penicillium chrysogenum

Acinetobacter baumannii
Bartonella henselae
Bordetella pertussis
Chlamydia pneumoniae
Gordonia bronchialis
Haemophilus influenzae
Klebsiella pneumoniae
Legionella pneumoniae
Moraxella catarrhalis
Mycobacterium avium
Mycobacterium kansakii
Mycobacterium tuberculosis
Mycoplasma pneumoniae
Neisseria meningitides
Staphylococcus aureus
Streptococcus pneumoniae
Streptococcus pryogens

Antibiotic resistance genes
mecA, mecC, blaSHV-5, mcr-1,
VanA, VanB, grlA,
1546 Transposon, Cfr23S,
ampC, ermB, tetM, tetS