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Respiratory infections

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Disease information

Respiratory infections are mainly caused by viruses (influenza viruses, adenoviruses and RSV) or bacteria (legionella, bordetella pertussis, mycoplasma pneumoniae etc.). They can involve both the upper respiratory tract including the nasal mucosa and paranasal sinuses, and the lower respiratory tract all the way up to bronchi and bronchioles. Apart from a cough and other respiratory manifestations such as pneumonia, these also cause pharyngitis, fever and headache (due to sinusitis).

Diagnostic Guidelines

Since most respiratory pathogens cause a similar set of symptoms, diagnosis on the basis of clinical presentation alone becomes fairly difficult. Hence, lab diagnosis plays a pivotal role in ruling out differentials and making an accurate diagnosis. Direct pathogen detection (e.g. PCR) remains the method of choice for detection of acute respiratory infections.

Antibodies against the pathogens only appear days to weeks after the initial infection. Thus, infections are diagnosed retrospectively by serology and are indicated by a raised IgG titer. Serology also helps to monitor the disease activity and evaluate treatment response.

Respiratory infections products

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wdt_ID Method Parameter Substrate Species/ Antigen
77 IFA antibodies against Bordetella pertussis
IgA positive control
Substrate Species/ Antigen
78 IFA antibodies against Bordetella pertussis
IgG positive control
79 IFA antibodies against Bordetella pertussis
IgM positive control
80 IFA Bordetella pertussis/parapertussis
negative control
81 IFA Bordetella
pertussis
bacterial
smear
Bordetella
pertussis
82 ELISA Bordetella pertussis
incl. IgG/RF absorbent
antigen-coated
microplate wells
inactivated Bordetella
pertussis lysate
83 ELISA Bordetella pertussis
toxin
antigen-coated
microplate wells
natives Bordetella
pertussis toxin
85 ELISA Bordetella pertussis
toxin
antigen-coated
microplate wells
natives Bordetella
pertussis toxin
86 EUROLINE Bordetella pertussis
(FHA, PT, ACT separately)
EUROLINE
87 EUROLINE positive control serum: IgG, human, 50x concentrated
for Bordetella pertussis
88 IFA Bordetella pertussis
Bordetella parapertussis
bacterial
smears
(2 BIOCHIPs per field)
B. pertussis
B. parapertussis
89 ELISA Bordetella
FHA
antigen-coated
microplate wells
native Bordetella pertussis
filamentous haemagglutinin
90 ELISA Bordetella
FHA
antigen-coated
microplate wells
native Bordetella pertussis
filamentous haemagglutinin
91 ELISA Bordetella
pertactin
antigen-coated
microplate wells
native Bordetella pertussis
pertactin
92 IFA antibodies against Bordetella parapertussis
IgA positive control
93 IFA antibodies against Bordetella parapertussis
IgG positive control
94 IFA antibodies against Bordetella parapertussis
IgM positive control
95 IFA Bordetella parapertussis
negative control
96 IFA Bordetella
parapertussis
bacterial
smear
Bordetella
parapertussis
97 IFA antibodies against Legionella pneumophila serotypes 1 or 4
IgAGM positive control
98 IFA BIOCHIP Sequence
Legionella pneumophila
serotypes 1 - 14
bacterial smears
(1 BIOCHIP
per serotype)
verification BIOCHIP
Legionella
pneumophila
99 ELISA Legionella pneumophila antigen-coated
microplate wells
suspension of Legionella pneumophila
serotypes 1-7
100 ELISA Legionella pneumophila antigen-coated
microplate wells
suspension of Legionella pneumophila
serotypes 1-7
101 ELISA Legionella pneumophila
incl. IgG/RF absorbent
antigen-coated
microplate wells
suspension of Legionella pneumophila
serotypes 1-7
102 IFA Legionella pneumophila
mixture 1-4-6-8
mixture 2-3-5-7
mixture 9-11-13
mixture 10-12-14
bacterial
smears
verification BIOCHIP
(5 BIOCHIPs per field)
Legionella
pneumophila
Method Parameter Substrate Species/ Antigen
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