Request Infographic: Respiratory Tract Infections

Respiratory tract infections (RTIs) are one of the major public health concerns around the world, and public health officials agree that accurate testing is a critical tool for the clinical care of patients and for helping identify outbreaks. [1]

Testing options for the many pathogens that cause RTIs include culture, rapid antigen testing, and molecular testing such as real-time PCR (qPCR). All of these have different levels of specificity, sensitivity, and turn-around times.

Find out more about RTIs and the clinical value of molecular testing in this educational infographic.

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1. LaRocque R, Ryan E (2024) Respiratory Infections. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.