Why Test for Respiratory Virus?

Benefits

Faster diagnosis leads to faster treatment which can:

  • Reduce costs by avoiding unnecessary testing for bacterial infection
  • Improve antibiotic and antiviral stewardship
  • Provide better infection control and virus surveillance
  • Reduce duration of hospital stays

Testing Resources for the Winter 2016-2017 Influenza Season
PeaceHealth Laboratories offers an FDA-cleared rapid influenza A/B PCR test to provide the most sensitive influenza diagnostic testing method available, along with a rapid turnaround time.

Customized respiratory testing recommendations for the 2016-2017 winter season have been made for each PeaceHealth medical center, as well as a version for outpatient clinics (see links below).  

Complementing respiratory resources

Respiratory Virus Testing Surveillance Data

All Data

Clark County

Cowlitz County

Ketchikan

Lane County

Whatcom County

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