Respiratory Illness

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Viracor Eurofins has extensive expertise in identifying causes of respiratory illness, from allergic and immunological factors to respiratory pathogens. Clinicians who diagnose, treat, and manage both chronic and acute respiratory conditions, such as asthma, cystic fibrosis and COPD, as well as other high risk patient populations. They are challenged to identify the many possible factors that can cause or exacerbate respiratory distress. Viracor Eurofins offers a comprehensive menu of diagnostics to help clinicians understand the factors contributing to their patients' disease etiology.

Our respiratory menu includes comprehensive allergy testing for over 1,800 standard and esoteric allergens, a broad range of diagnostics for critical respiratory pathogens including viral, bacterial, fungal, and protozoal assays, as well as novel immunological testing.

Viracor Eurofins understands that rapid turnaround time is a top priority in laboratory services and critical to patient outcomes, especially in those patients with acute respiratory disease.

Classification Test Description
Respiratory Pathogens PCR Respiratory Viral Panel PCR utilizing Luminex xTAG™ Detects: RSV A, RSV B, influenza A, influenza A subtype H1, influenza A subtype H3, influenza B, parainfluenza 1, parainfluenza 2, parainfluenza 3, hMPV, rhinovirus, and adenovirus
Atypical Pneumonia Real-time PCR Panel (Mycoplasma pneumoniae and Chlamydophila pneumoniae)
Legionella pneumophila Real-time PCR
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Quantitative Real-time PCR
Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) Quantitative Real-time PCR
Pneumocystis jiroveci Quantitative Real-time PCR
Adenovirus Quantitative Real-time PCR
Aspergillus Real-time PCR Panel
Human Herpes Virus 6 (HHV-6) Quantitative Real-time PCR
Human Herpes Virus 7 (HHV-7) Quantitative Real-time PCR
Non-PCR Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Antiviral Resistance Sequencing
Aspergillus Galactomannan EIA
Fungitell® ß-D Glucan
OMEGA Coccidioides Antibody EIA
ALPHA Histoplasma Antigen EIA
Immunological Testing Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis (HP) Panel Detects a wide range of antigens associated with HP, a group of related pulmonary disorders associated with an intense inflammatory reaction to an inhaled organic antigen usually derived from the patient’s occupational environment.
Eosinophil Cationic Protein (ECP ECP levels in serum correlate with the severity of a patient’s asthma and may be used to monitor treatment for asthma and help optimize drug dosing. Increased ECP levels are predictive of exercise induced asthma and the propensity to develop a late asthmatic reaction. ECP levels increase after allergen exposure and decrease after immunotherapy.
Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis (ABPA) Panel Aids in the diagnosis of ABPA, a hypersensitivity disease of the lungs characterized by intense immunologic reactivity to the antigens of Aspergillus fumigatus, an important complication for patients with asthma and cystic fibrosis.
In Vitro Allergen-Specific IgE Food Allergy Fish Identifies the presence of allergen-specific IgE antibodies to help identify the cause of allergic reactions and exacerbations of asthma.
Food Mixes/Colorings
Respiratory Allergy Epidermals
Other Allergy Latex