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Pneumonia Panel – BioFire® FilmArray®

Category Microbiology
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Multiplex PCR to detect the following pathogens:

Detection at a minimum of 10^4 copies/ml:

Acinetobacter calcoaceticus-baumannii complex
Acinetobacter cloacae complex
Eschericia coli
Haemophilus influenzae
Klebsiella aerogenes
Klebsiella oxytoca
Klebsiella pnuemoniae group
Moraxella catarrhalis
Proteus spp.
Pseudomonas auruginosa
Serratia marcescens
Staphylococcus aureus
Streptococcus agalaciae
Streptococcus pneumoniae
Streptococcus pyogenes

Qualitative detection of:

Chlamydia pneumoniae
Legionella pneumophila
Mycoplasma pneumoniae

Human metapneumovirus
Human Rhinovirus/Enterovirus
Influenza A
Influenza B
Parainfluenza virus
Respiratory Syncytial Virus

Antimicrobial resistance genes:
CTX-M, IMP, KPC, NDM, OXA-48-like, VIM, mecA/C and MREJ

Clinical Indications

For critical care and immunosuppressed patients to improve accuracy of management and aim to limit broad spectrum antibiotic use for antimicrobial stewardship.

Reference range


Sample & container required Bronchoalveolar lavage (including non-directed)
Sample volume Minimum 1ml
Sample container Sterile universal
Sample collection

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.