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Respiratory Pathogen Panel in Los Angeles, CA

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RPP Testing at Nobility Health

At Nobility Health, we understand the importance of RPP testing for early detection, prompt treatment, and prevention of further transmission. Our dedicated team of healthcare professionals, including doctors, nurses, nurse technicians, and certified RPP technicians, is committed to providing comprehensive RPP testing services in Los Angeles, CA. With our state-of-the-art facility and advanced testing methods, we ensure accurate and timely results.

What is Respiratory Pathogens Panel?

RPP Testing at Nobility Health

A Respiratory Pathogens Panel (RPP) detects pathogens in the respiratory tract. Pathogens include viruses and bacteria that cause illness. Your respiratory tract consists of parts involved in breathing, such as the lungs, nose, and throat.

Various viruses and bacteria can infect the respiratory tract, with symptoms often being similar but requiring different treatments. Thus, an accurate diagnosis is crucial. Other tests for respiratory infections typically test for one specific pathogen, often requiring multiple samples, and can be time-consuming and difficult.

RPP uses a single sample to test for a wide range of viruses and bacteria, usually providing results in a few hours. In contrast, other respiratory tests may take several days. Faster results help initiate appropriate treatment sooner.

Other names: RPP, respiratory virus profile, upper respiratory panel, syndromic multiplex panel.

What is it used for?

A respiratory pathogens panel is used to help diagnose

Viral infections, such as:

  • Flu
  • Common cold
  • Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). This is a common and usually mild respiratory infection. But it can be dangerous to babies and the elderly.
  • Adenovirus infection. Adenoviruses cause many different types of infections. These include pneumonia and croup, an infection that causes hoarse, barking coughs.
  • COVID-19

Bacterial infections, such as:

  • Whooping cough
  • Bacterial pneumonia

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Why do I need a respiratory pathogens panel?

You may need this test if you have symptoms of a respiratory infection and are at risk for complications. Most respiratory infections cause mild to moderate symptoms. But the infections can be serious or even life threatening to young children, the elderly, ad people with weakened immune systems.

Symptoms of a respiratory infection include:

  • Coughing
  • Trouble breathing
  • Sore throat
  • Stuffy or runny nose
  • Fatigue
  • Loss of appetite
  • Fever

Respiratory Pathogen Panel(RPP)

  • Bordetella Pertussis
  • Chlamydophila Pneumoniae
  • Haemophilus Influenzae
  • Legionella Pneumophila
  • Mycoplasma Pneumoniae
  • Streptococcus Pneumoniae
  • Coronavirus 229e
  • Coronavirus Hku1
  • Coronavirus NI63
  • Coronavirus Oc43
  • Coronavirus Sars-Cov-2
  • Human Adenovirus
  • Human Bocavirus (hbov)
  • Human Enterovirus / Rhinovirus 1
  • Human Enterovirus / Rhinovirus 2
  • Human Metapneumovirus (hmpv)
  • Human Parechovirus (hpev)
  • Influenza A
  • Influenza B
  • Parainfluenza Virus 1
  • Parainfluenza Virus 2
  • Parainfluenza Virus 3
  • Parainfluenza Virus 4
  • Respiratory Syncytial Virus

Respiratory Pathogens Panel Frequently Asked Questions

What happens during a respiratory pathogens panel?

At Nobility Health a provider will take a nasal swab sample for testing:

Nasopharyngeal swab:

  • You will tip your head back.
  • Your health care provider will insert a swab into your nostril until it reaches the upper part of your throat.
  • Your provider will rotate the swab and remove it.

Will I need to do anything to prepare for the test?

You don't need any special preparations for a respiratory pathogens panel.

Are there any risks to the test?

The swab test may tickle your throat or cause you to cough. The nasal aspirate may be uncomfortable. These effects are temporary.

What do the results mean?

A negative result may mean your symptoms were caused by a pathogen not included in the panel of tests. It may also mean you have a condition not caused by a virus or bacteria.

A positive result means a specific pathogen was found. It tells you which type of infection you have. If more than one part of the panel was positive, it means you may be infected with more than one pathogen. This is known as a co-infection.

If you have questions about your results, talk to your health care provider.


The information on this site should not be used as a substitute for professional medical care or advice.

With your health and time in mind, we want to provide a fast and accurate testing experience to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Nobility Health eliminates the laboratory middleman to provide faster, more efficient results. Contact us today to learn how we can help you, your school, and your business control the transmission of COVID-19