(BPT) - Different pathogens can oftentimes lead to diseases with overlapping symptoms, such as flu, the common cold, COVID-19, and others causing runny noses, scratchy throats, coughing, and other respiratory issues. However, each may need to be treated differently. PCR testing is the gold standard of molecular testing, and multiplex PCR testing enables clinicians and laboratorians to detect several different kinds of pathogens (such as viruses or bacteria) simultaneously, with the same accuracy as an individual test. This gives clinicians the ability to prescribe the right treatment for the right disease quicker, helping to save more lives.