- 15 bacteria
- 7 virus
- 2 fungi
Respiratory tract infections are the leading cause of outpatient antibiotic prescriptions, which can represent 27 to 75% of their use depending on the country. It is possible to limit them by using molecular diagnostic techniques to quickly detect a panel of several responsible bacteria and provide a better understanding of the pathogenesis of certain infections.
The DendrisKIT IR panel makes it possible to identify in a single test the presence of 24 pathogens responsible for upper and lower respiratory infections.
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