Why Test for Respiratory Virus?
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
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