Dear patients,

With this short update, we would like to inform you of the expansion of our diagnostics spectrum for the demonstration of respiratory tract pathogens by PCR.

It is now possible to demonstrate 26 viral and bacterial pathogens or subtypes simultaneously from one sample with the new multiplex-PCR test. At the same time, the spectrum was adapted to the current requirements.

Please note, that the pathogens highlighted by a (•) can also be requested individually.

It is also possible to have the sample taken at our outpatient department in Bad Salzuflen, Siemensstrasse 40, from 08 o’clock to 1730 hours Mondays to Fridays subject to previous telephone registration on +49 5222 8076-0.

Please do not hesitate to contact us at any time if you have any further questions.

Referral form requires the request for “Respi-PCR”.

Sample Material

(1 ml material or. 1– 2 swabs)
• Nasal swab /-flush
• Nasopharyngeal swab / -aspirate
• Pharyngeal swab
• Tracheal secretion / -aspirate
• Bronchial lavage (BAL)
• Sputum
• other material after previous consultation

Pathogen spectrum (Multiplex-PCR)

Influenza A virus (Flu A) •
Influenza B virus (Flu B) •
Respiratory syncytial virus A (RSV A)
Respiratory syncytial virus B (RSV B)
Flu A-H1
Flu A-H1pdm09
Flu A-H3
Adenovirus (AdV)
Enterovirus (HEV)
Parainfluenza virus 1 (PIV 1)
Parainfluenza virus 2 (PIV 2)
Parainfluenza virus 3 (PIV 3)
Parainfluenza virus 4 (PIV 4)
Metapneumovirus (MPV)
Bocavirus (HBoV)
Rhinovirus (HRV)
Coronavirus NL63 (CoV NL63)
Coronavirus 229E (CoV 229E)
Coronavirus OC43 (CoV OC43)
Mycoplasma pneumoniae (MP) •
Chlamydophila pneumoniae (CP) •
Legionella pneumophila (LP)
Haemophilus influenzae (HI)
Streptococcus pneumoniae (SP)
Bordetella pertussis (BP) •
Bordetella parapertussis (BPP) •