The FilmArray is an FDA-cleared multiplex PCR test that intergrates sample preparation,amplification, detection and analysis all in one system. It requires just a few minutes ofhands-on time and its turnaround time is about an hour, giving you faster results.
Types of Film Array
- Blood Culture Identification Panel.The FilmArray Blood Culture Identification Panel (BCID) tests for a comprehensive list of 24 pathogens and 3 antibiotic resistance genes associated with bloodstream infections. With just one test you can identify pathogens in 9 out of 10 positive blood cultures in about an hour with only 2 minutes of hands-on time.
- Gastrointestinal Panel.The FilmArray Gastrointestinal (GI) Panel tests for common gastrointestinal pathogens including viruses, bacteria and parasites that cause infectious diarrhea. The integrated FilmArray system brings sample to results in about an hour, with only 2 minutes of hands-on time.
- Meningitis/EncephalitisPanel.The FilmArray Meningitis/Encephalitis (ME) Panel tests cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) for a variety of pathogens including bacteria, viruses, and fungi. The integrated FilmArray system yields sample to results in about an hour, with only 2 minutes of hands-on time.
- Respiratory Panel.The FilmArray Respiratory Panel tests for a comprehensive panel of 20 respiratory viruses and bacteria. The FilmArray instrument integrates sample preparation, amplification, detection and analysis into one simple system that requires 2 minutes of hands-on time and has a total run time of about 1 hour.