The COVID-19 pandemic illustrated why antimicrobial stewardship programs should be incorporated into a healthcare organization’s disaster preparedness plans.
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Here’s what users of BioFire’s SARS-CoV-2 syndromic testing solutions should know in response to the WHO’s updated testing guidelines.
Coughing, sneezing, wheezing—the symptoms may be similar, but can be caused by a variety of viruses & bacteria. Test your respiratory knowledge in this quiz!
Viruses have co-existed with humans well before our our earliest evolutionary origins. Learn all about viruses, how they operate, & how they are diagnosed.
Pneumonia patients are frequently overtreated with antibiotics due to the difficulty to quickly identify cause. PCR technology helps alleviate this issue.
November 12th is World Pneumonia day, raising awareness of the infectious disease that claimed 2.5 million lives in 2019, and how to protect against it.
Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) is one of several respiratory pathogens that are active during what’s known as flu season. Learn more.
The BioFire FilmArray System requires a higher initial investment than standard-of-care testing methods—but the cost savings benefits of syndromic infectious disease diagnostics are substantial in the long run.
The news media calls it flu season. But healthcare providers know it’s much more than that—it’s respiratory season, the time of year when several cold and influenza viruses circulate widely, filling doctors’ offices, urgent care clinics, and emergency rooms with miserable patients. And this year, COVID-19 is expected to greatly compound the misery for everyone.
What we don’t know about COVID-19 still outweighs what we do know, however, COVID-19 isn’t the first coronavirus to infect humans. Learn more about coronaviruses.