Each year in the US, 2 million people acquire serious bacterial infections that are resistant to one or more prescribed antibiotics, and at least 23,000 people die as a direct result of these antibiotic resistant infections.8 An estimated 55% of antibiotic prescriptions for Acute Respiratory Tract Infections are unnecessary.9 The misuse of antibiotics costs the US healthcare system over $20 billion each year.10
8- CDC. Antibiotic Resistance Threats in the United States, 2013. http://ww- w.cdc.gov/drugresistance/threat-report-2013/.
9- Steinman MA et al. JAMA. 2003;289(6):719-725. Predictors of Broad-Spectrum Antibiotic Prescribing for Acute Respiratory Tract Infections in Adult Primary Care
10- Alliance for Prudent Use of Antibiotics; Cost of antibiotic resistance to U.S. families and the health care system; www.tufts.edu/med/apua/…/person- al_home_5_1451036133.pdf.
Multiplex PCR Respiratory Panel Pathogens
We test for 17 Viral Targets and 3 Bacterial Targets:
Influenza A Influenza A/H1
Parainfluenza Virus 1
Parainfluenza Virus 2
Parainfluenza Virus 3
Parainfluenza Virus 4
Respiratory Syncytial Virus
The information in this booklet is given as a guideline only and is not intended to be exhaustive. It in no way binds Paradigm Laboratories, LLC to the diagnosis established or the treatment prescribed by the physician. If you have any questions please contact Paradigm Laboratories.