In place of broad respiratory pathogen panels, use tests that provide immediate diagnosis and potentially expedite management decisions. Consider first using tests of commonly suspected pathogens, which may change according to the location/season. Examples include rapid molecular or point-of-care tests for respiratory syncytial virus, influenza A/B, or group A pharyngitis. Rapid tests may be laboratory-based or point-of-care, depending on operational needs. Broader testing for other respiratory pathogens may be done when the result will affect patient management, such as altering/discontinuing empiric antimicrobial therapy or changing infection control measures.