Respiratory Pathogen
Panel (RPP) Testing
in Chicago, Il

Respiratory Pathogen
Panel (RPP) testing
in Chicago, IL

Respiratory Pathogen Panel Testing In Chicago

What Exactly Is an RPP Panel Test?

The respiratory system can be infected with various bacteria and viruses. While the signs and symptoms are frequently the same, the treatment can vary greatly. Therefore, making the appropriate diagnosis is crucial. Most of the time, other tests for respiratory infections using viruses and bacteria only look for one pathogen and there may be a need for several samples.

At United Lab Care, we offer professional Respiratory Pathogen Panel (RPP) testing services in Chicago, that require only one sample. While it may take some days to receive the results of other respiratory tests, with United Lab Care the test results are available in the least amount of time. So, that you can begin the appropriate treatment sooner.

Why do I require a panel of respiratory pathogens?

You need RPP lab test in Chicago to check the Infections with viruses like: Influenza, Common cold, Respiratory syncytial virus.

Typically, these are mild respiratory infections that are common. However, any of them can be harmful to infants and the elderly.


Common Cold

Syncytial Virus


Common Cold

Syncytial Virus

Infections Caused by Bacteria, such as COVID-19

Pneumonia is caused by bacteria or whooping cough. If you have respiratory infection symptoms and are at risk for complications, you might need this test. The majority of respiratory infections result in mild to moderate symptoms. However, the conditions can be severe or even fatal for young children, and the elderly patients with compromised immune systems.

rapid RPP testing in Chicago

Weekly Detection Rates

High Activity (>3%)

Medium Activity (1%-3%)

Signs and Symptoms of a Respiratory Infection

Coughing, difficulty breathing, sore throat, stuffy or runny nose, fatigue, and loss of appetite are all fever symptoms. When called to action our team can collect a sample for RPP testing in one of two ways:

A Swab Of The Nasopharynx For RPP

You will tip your head back. In RPP swab test healthcare provider will insert a cotton swab strip into your nostril until it reaches the upper part of your throat. After specimen collection, the cotton swab strip will be rotated and removed gently.

Nasal Aspirate

After injecting a saline solution into your nose, our professional staff member will use gentle suction to remove the sample.

Traditional Respiratory Diagnostics

Despite the circulation of other, more common viruses and overlapping symptoms, targeted respiratory testing procedures, such as rapid influenza A/B or RSV (Respiratory Syncytial Virus) tests, only detect a tiny percentage of pathogens, leaving doctors to make treatment and management decisions without having all the information.

One sample

Multiple tests ordered 

Results take hours to days

Individual results in separate reports

Less than optimal care

Syndromic Testing from United Lab Care

Syndromic testing with United Lab care combines a wide variety of likely respiratory pathogens into a single thorough, quick test, assisting physicians in making better decisions and offering better patient care.

One sample

One comprehensive test

It Takes about an hour for the results

Multiple results in one report

Better patient management

Overall, 97.1% sensitivity and 99.3% specificity (prospective specimens)
SARS-CoV-2 98.0% sensitivity and 100% specificity (archived specimens)
SARS-CoV-2 100% PPA and 100% NPA (contrived specimens)
United Lab Care Respiratory Pathogen Panels Have Been Demonstrated Compared To Other Diagnostic Testing.
  1. Boost diagnostic yield: Identity up to 50% more infections than conventional approaches.
  2. Reduce the use of unneeded medicines: 30% fewer prescriptions were written for antibiotics.
  3. Reduce unnecessary tests and procedures; chest x-rays, for example, have been decreased by 19%.
  4. Including a SARS-CoV-2 detection test.

About United Lab Care

We are a Medical Laboratory based out of Lombard, IL, since. We service the entire Chicagoland area and offer the highest quality, patient service, direct communication, and professionalism! Our expert team has been appropriately trained and certified and has years of experience handling all your testing needs.

Who to Test With United Lab Care:

The Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA) recommends the following for the testing of COVID-195 in symptomatic individuals:

  • Test if COVID-19 is suspected
  • Test once if clinical suspicion is low
  • Repeat testing if the initial test is negative and clinical suspicion is moderate to high

Sample Storage:

Specimens should be processed and tested with United Lab Care as soon as possible. If storage is required, specimens can be held at:

  • Room temperature up to 4 hours (15-25 °C)
  • Refrigerated for up to 3 days (2-8 °C)
  • Frozen (≤-15 °C or ≤-70 °C) (for up to 30 days)


MONDAY – SATURDAY: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM 


Only 24 – 48 Hours 

Easily accessible Respiratory Pathogen Panel Testing Chicago

The need for Respiratory Pathogen Panel Testing does not start and end with Covid-19. That is why we offer a wide selection of on-site tests that help to improve your healthcare and enhance your comfort. With the latest technological equipment and highly trained staff, our travel testing labs ensure no stone is unturned on the path to reliable healthcare services for you. Because for us, your prime wellness is the priority, but is it yours too?

  • Adenovirus
  • Coronavirus 229E 
  • Coronavirus HKU1 
  • Coronavirus NL63 
  • Coronavirus OC43 
  • SARS-COV-2 
  • Human metapneumovirus
  • Human Rhinovirus/ Enterovirus 
  • Influenza A, Including Subtypes (A/H1, A/H3)
  • Influenza A/H1-2009
  • Influenza B
  • Parainfluenza Virus 1
  • Parainfluenza Virus 2
  • Parainfluenza Virus 3
  • Parainfluenza Virus 4
  • Respiratory Syncytial virus
  • Bordetella parapertussis
  • Bordetella pertussis
  • Chlamydia pneumoniae
  • Mycoplasma
  • Pneumonia
  • H1, H3 and H1-2009

Need Respiratory Pathogen Panel Testing Services in Chicago?

Need Respiratory Pathogen Panel Testing Services in Chicago?

Call Now Button