Respiratory Panel Benefits for the Healthcare Provider and Patient
The industry-leading FilmArray Respiratory Panel (RP) simultaneously detects 17 viral and 3 bacterial pathogens. The FilmArray System empowers the physician to make informed decisions quickly and with confidence. Timely and accurate test results enable physicians to take action regarding hospital admission, treatment and infection control. The FilmArray RP Panel may significantly reduce the duration of antibiotic use, the length of inpatient stay and time spent in isolation.1 Not only can this result in cost savings, it may increase patient and physician satisfaction.2,3
1. Schreckenberger PC, McAdam AJ. 2015. Point-Counterpoint: Large Multiplex PCR Panels Should Be First-Line Tests for Detection of Respiratory and Intestinal Pathogens. J Clin Microbiol 53:3110-3115.
2. Rogers BB, Shankar P, Jerris RC, Kotzbauer D, Anderson EJ, Watson JR, O’Brien LA, Uwindatwa F, McNamara K, Bost JE. 2015. Impact of a rapid respiratory panel test on patient outcomes. Arch Pathol Lab Med 139:636-641.
3. Xu M, Qin X, Astion ML, Rutledge JC, Simpson J, Jerome KR, Englund JA, Zerr DM, Migita RT, Rich S, Childs JC, Cent A, Del Beccaro MA. 2013. Implementation of filmarray respiratory viral panel in a core laboratory improves testing turnaround time and patient care. Am J Clin Pathol 139:118-123.