What is Septic Pneumonia?
Sepsis is a life-threatening condition that can result from an infection anywhere in the body.1 Infection in the lungs, or pneumonia, is one of the most common causes of sepsis.2 Bacterial infections are responsible for most cases of septic pneumonia, but viral respiratory infections like COVID-19 and the flu can also be a cause.3
The BioFire® FilmArray® Pneumonia (PN) Panel
The BioFire PN Panel is a syndromic infectious disease testing solution that identifies 33 clinically relevant targets in about an hour—including viruses, bacteria, and antimicrobial resistance genes. Comprehensive results from the BioFire PN Panel can help healthcare providers optimize therapy faster, which is especially vital in cases of septic pneumonia.4,5
- Buchan BW, et al. American Thoracic Society Conference. 2018.
- Jain S, et al. The New England Journal of Medicine. 2015.