What does BioFire recommend for verification of loaner, replacement, and repaired instruments?

Ultimately, it is the responsibility of the laboratory director to determine the appropriate verification protocol to follow. However, if it becomes necessary to verify the performance of a loaner or repaired instrument, the following protocol may serve as a guideline:

  • Select a few samples and/or proficiency samples (any combination of positives and negatives) previously tested on the BioFire® FilmArray® System. The laboratory director should determine the appropriate number of samples to test. Two to six samples may be sufficient. Proficiency samples should not be pooled or diluted.
  • Test the selected specimens/samples on the loaner or repaired instrument and document the results.