What is Syndromic Testing?
Symptoms + Signs = Syndrome
A symptom is a feature apparent to the patient—like a sore throat.
A sign is a measurable indication of disease—like a temperature of 102° Fahrenheit
A syndrome is a set of signs and symptoms that characteristically occur together.
The BioFire® FilmArray® System performs syndromic multiplex PCR tests. Each panel targets a comprehensive grouping of pathogens that could be causing a specific syndrome—like an upper respiratory infection.
Syndromic Testing with the BioFire System
Across five syndromic panels, the BioFire System provides pathogen-specific results in about an hour for a menu of over 100 targets.
The BioFire® FilmArray® Blood Culture Identification (BCID) Panel provides results on a broad spectrum of bacteria and resistance markers that help healthcare providers improve septic patient management sooner.
The BioFire® FilmArray® Gastrointestinal (GI) Panel provides a molecular alternative to traditional stool testing methods that is faster, more sensitive, and more comprehensive.
The BioFire® FilmArray® Meningitis/Encephalitis (ME) Panel helps healthcare providers rapidly distinguish between bacterial and viral meningitis and optimize life-saving therapy.
The BioFire® FilmArray® Pneumonia (PN) Panel provides semi-quantitative results to help distinguish between colonizing and infection-causing bacteria to help avoid unnecessary antibiotics.
We Lead the Industry in PCR Testing for Infectious Diseases.
Syndromic PCR testing from BioFire positively impacts patients, physicians, and everyone in between. Each panel offers several proven benefits and empowers healthcare providers to choose the right test, the first time.
It’s fast. Rapid sample-to-answer turnaround facilitates timely targeted therapy. The BioFire System delivers results in about an hour.
It’s accurate. By detecting the DNA of targeted microorganisms, the syndromic PCR testing is sensitive and specific.
It’s easy. Our automated, user-friendly platform requires just two minutes of hands-on time. It can optimize laboratory productivity with automated, around-the-clock diagnostic testing.
It’s comprehensive. With over 100 targets, we offer the largest infectious disease menu on the market.
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