Improving ED Patient Management with the BioFire® FilmArray® System
Dr. Sameer Desai is an emergency medicine physician in Lexington, Kentucky, where he uses the BioFire® FilmArray® Respiratory Panel (RP) and the BioFire® FilmArray® Meningitis/Encephalitis (ME) Panel to help improve patient management in the emergency department.
Using the BioFire RP to overcome “that fear that something was being missed”
After undergoing several tests at a different institution and leaving without a diagnosis, a young child was brought to Dr. Desai’s emergency room for a second opinion. Dr. Desai used the BioFire RP to help identify the causative virus so the family could take the child home “without having that fear that something was being missed the whole time.”
BioFire’s symptom-driven tests rapidly detect viruses, bacteria,
parasites, fungi, and antimicrobial resistance genes.