- Simple: 2 minutes of hands-on time
- Easy: No precise measuring or pipetting required
- Fast: Turnaround time of about an hour
- Comprehensive: 20 target including viruses and bacteria
The FILMARRAY® Respiratory Panel tests for 17 viruses and 3 bacteria which cause upper respiratory tract infections with an overall sensitivity and specificity of 95% and 99% respectively. It works on the FILMARRAY® system, an FDA, CE-IVD, and TGA certified multiplex PCR system. FILMARRAY® integrates sample preparation, amplification, detection and analysis into one simple system that requires just 2 minutes of hands-on time, with a total run time of about an hour. Rapid and accurate identification of the causative agent of upper respiratory tract infections may improve patient management by informing timely and effective antibiotic or antiviral therapy, preventing secondary spread of infection, shortening hospital stays and reducing costs of unnecessary ancillary tests.