FILMARRAY® BCID Panel

Blood Culture ID Panel for FILMARRAY® multiplex PCR system

The FILMARRAY® Blood Culture Identification (BCID) Panel enables rapid and accurate automated detection of pathogens and antibiotic resistance genes associated with bloodstream infections.

  • Simple: 2 minutes of hands-on time
  • Easy: No precise measuring or pipetting required
  • Fast: Turnaround time of about an hour
  • Comprehensive: Simultaneously tests for 27 targets and identifies pathogens in 9 out of 10 positive blood cultures
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Simple, comprehensive blood culture ID

The FILMARRAY® Blood Culture Identification (BCID) Panel tests for a comprehensive list of 24 pathogens and 3 antibiotic resistance genes associated with bloodstream infections. With just one test you can identify pathogens in 9 out of 10 positive blood cultures in about an hour with only 2 minutes of hands-on time. The FILMARRAY® BCID Panel is designed for the FILMARRAY® system, an FDA, CE-IVD, and TGA certified multiplex PCR system that integrates sample preparation, amplification, detection and analysis.

  • Simple: 2 minutes of hands-on time
  • Easy: No precise measuring or pipetting required
  • Fast: Turnaround time of about an hour
  • Comprehensive: Simultaneously tests for 27 targets and identifies pathogens in 9 out of 10 positive blood cultures
     

FILMARRAY® BCID is one of four FDA-cleared and CE-marked panels for use on the FILMARRAY®  multiplex PCR system. Taken together, the four FILMARRAY® panels comprise the largest infectious disease pathogen menu commercially available. The other available panels are:

27 targets at once

FILMARRAY® BCID Panel targets:

Gram+  Bacteria Gram–  Bacteria
Enterococcus
Listeria monocytogenes
Staphylococcus
Staphylococcus aureus
Streptococcus
Streptococcus agalactiae
Streptococcus pyogenes
Streptococcus pneumoniae
Acinetobacter baumanniiHaemophilus influenzae
Neisseria meningitidis
Pseudomonas aeruginosa
Enterobacteriaceae
Enterobacter cloacae complex
Escherichia coli
Klebsiella oxytoca
Klebsiella pneumoniae
Proteus
Serratia marcescens
 
Yeast Antibiotic Resistance
Candida albicans
Candida glabrata
Candida krusei
Candida parapsilosis
Candida tropicalis
mecA - methicillin resistance
vanA/B - vancomycin resistance
KPC - carbapenem resistance

 

Fighting sepsis: a top healthcare challenge today

Sepsis is serious and can lead to complications – so quickly getting patients on targeted therapy is critical. The FILMARRAY® BCID Panel is the only FDA-cleared assay that can provide the essential combination of speed, accuracy, ease-of-use, and comprehensiveness.

Definitive identification of a pathogen can take 24 to 72 hours through traditional culture methods. This delay may lead to inadequate or overly broad antimicrobial therapy and result in therapy-related complications, antimicrobial resistance, and increases in patient morbidity, mortality, and costs.

The potential benefits of fast and comprehensive testing of bloodstream infections may include guided appropriate antibiotic therapy, decreased hospital length of stay, reduced hospital costs and reduced patient morbidities and mortality.

Panel Specifications

Sample Handling Performance Parameters
Sample Type: Positive Blood Culture Hands-on time: Approx. 2 minutes
Sample Volume: 200 μL Run turnaround time: About an hour

 

Clinical sensitivity and specificity of the FilmArray Blood Culture Identification Panel

Analyte Prospective and Seeded Blood Culturesa
  Sensitivity/PPAb Specificity/NPAc
   
Gram-Positive
Enterococcusd 97.7% 99.8%
Listeria monocytogenes 100% 100%
Staphylococcusd 96.5% 99.1%
Staphylococcus aureus 98.4% 99.8%
Streptococcusd 97.5% 99.8%
Streptococcus agalactiae (Group B) 100% 100%
Streptococcus pneumoniae 97.3% 99.9%
Streptococcus pyogenes (Group A) 100%d 99.9%
   
Gram-Negative
Acinetobacter baumannii 100% 99.8%
Enterobacteriaceaed 98.4% 99.8%
Enterobacter cloacae complex 97.4% 99.9%
Escherichia coli 98.0% 99.8%
Klebsiella oxytoca 92.2% 99.9%
Klebsiella pneumoniae 97.1% 99.6%
Proteusd 100% 100%
Serratia marcescens 98.7% 99.9%
Haemophilus influenzae 100% 100%
Neisseria meningitidis 100% 100%
Pseudomonas aeruginosa 98.1% 99.9%
   
Yeast
Candida albicans 100% 99.8%
Candida glabrata 100% 99.9%
Candida krusei 100% 100%
Candida parapsilosis 96.7% 99.9%
Candida tropicalis 100% 100%

 

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