Pneumonia Panel – BioFire® FilmArray®
Multiplex PCR to detect the following pathogens:
Detection at a minimum of 10^4 copies/ml:
Qualitative detection of:
Antimicrobial resistance genes:
For critical care and immunosuppressed patients to improve accuracy of management and aim to limit broad spectrum antibiotic use for antimicrobial stewardship.
|Sample & container required||Bronchoalveolar lavage (including non-directed)|
|Sample volume||Minimum 1ml|
|Sample container||Sterile universal|
Bronchial washings. Call/email microbiology consultants to discuss testing.
|Transport storage||Transport sample to Microbiology at Charing Cross hospital immediately.|
|Turnaround time||12 hours|
Requests MUST be approved by a Microbiology or Virology Consultant.
This assay is not UKAS accredited.