The Clinical IMPACT of the FilmArray GI Panel

Thursday, July 28th, 2016 | 3:00pm - 4:00pm CDT


BioFire’s FilmArray® System uses syndromic testing to identify infectious diseases and is used in combination with assay specific reagent panels. The system combines a broad grouping of probable pathogenic causes into a single, rapid test. This allows physicians to easily choose the right test, the first time. Requiring only two minutes of hands-on time, the FilmArray has a turnaround time of about an hour.

The FilmArray Gastrointestinal (GI) Panel tests for identification of 22 different pathogens, including bacteria, diarrheagenic E. coli, parasites, and viruses from stool specimens in Cary Blair transport media. Previous studies have demonstrated very good analytical sensitivity and specificity. In this webinar, speakers will discuss preliminary results of a pre/post intervention study to measure patient outcomes following implementation of the FilmArray GI Panel for children with gastroenteritis presenting to Emergency Departments.