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Respiratory Season Considerations for the Laboratory: The Clinical Utility and Use Cases for a PCR-Based Testing Approach

  • Credit:1.0 ACCENT
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Date:OCT.25.2023 1:00 p.m. - 02:00 p.m.
  • Level: Intermediate

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This webinar was recorded live on October 25, 2023.
It is available on demand through October 31, 2024.
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It's respiratory season! In this webinar, Dr. Christopher Michaud will examine the utility of PCR testing for respiratory infection. He will discuss epidemiological respiratory trends and the frequencies of specific organisms that infect our airways. He also will review the literature to explain the utility of currently available diagnostic tools and explore data around multiplex PCR use in clinical settings. Finally, Dr. Michaud will discuss considerations when building or designing a respiratory PCR panel.

Target Audience

This activity is designed for physicians, lab directors (and/or assistant directors), lab managers (supervisory and/or non-supervisory), medical technologists, pathologists, and other laboratory professionals overseeing/conducting within this topic.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Review the current diagnostic tools available to providers seeing patients with respiratory symptoms.
  • Explain the role for PCR testing in respiratory infections.
  • Discuss the clinical utility of different respiratory PCR offerings.


Christopher MichaudChristopher J. Michaud, PharmD, BCCCP, BCPS
Director of Clinical Treatment, Industry Lab Diagnostic Partners Owner and Principal, Pharmacotherapy Solutions, LLC
Ada, MI

Disclosures and Statement of Independence

The Association for Diagnostics & Laboratory Medicine (formerly AACC) is dedicated to ensuring balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all educational activities. All participating planning committee members and faculty are required to disclose to the program audience any financial relationships related to the subject matter of this program. Disclosure information is reviewed in advance in order to manage and resolve any possible conflicts of interest. The intent of this disclosure is to provide participants with information on which they can make their own judgments.

The following faculty reported no relevant financial relationships:

  • Christopher J. Michaud, PharmD, BCCCP, BCPS

Content Validity

All recommendations involving clinical medicine are based on evidence accepted within the profession of medicine as adequate justification for their indications and contraindications in the care of patients; AND/OR all scientific research referred to or reported in support or justification of a patient care recommendation conforms to generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis.

Accreditation Statement

This activity is approved for 1.0 ACCENT® continuing education credits. Activity ID# 4260. This activity was planned in accordance with ACCENT® Standards and Policies.

Successful Completion Statement

Verification of Participation certificates are provided to registered participants based on completion of the activity, in its entirety, and the activity evaluation. For questions regarding continuing education, please email [email protected].

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