Benefits of Syndromic Testing in the Clinic
BioFire’s syndromic infectious disease testing is a symptom-driven broad grouping of probable pathogens into one, rapid test that maximizes the chance of getting the right answer in a clinically relevant timeframe. BioFire’s syndromic infectious disease testing offers operational, clinical, and cost savings benefits to point-of-care facilities such as urgent care clinics, pediatric offices, family practice clinics, gastroenterologists, and many others. For example, fast results may enable clinicians to provide answers to patients before the end of their visit. Rapid and comprehensive results may eliminate the need for follow-up testing or for sending tests out to a reference lab. Additionally, syndromic testing from BioFire can help inform timely treatment decisions and may reduce the use of unnecessary antibiotics.
Syndromic testing from BioFire may help pediatricians relieve anxious parents. Point-of-care gastrointestinal testing can help gastroenterologists—and their patients—avoid costly downstream testing, such as endoscopies and abdominal imaging.2,7 And comprehensive onsite testing may also enable family practice physicians and urgent care providers to see improved patient satisfaction.
The BioFire® FilmArray® System is easy to use, with only two minutes of hands-on time, making it simple to integrate into a clinic’s workflow. Learn more about the benefits of in-clinic testing and how syndromic testing impacts issues such as antimicrobial resistance and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.