BIOFIRE® Joint Infection (JI) Panel

The BIOFIRE® JI Panel rapidly tests for a comprehensive grouping of gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria, yeast, and antimicrobial resistance genes commonly associated with joint infections.

  • Simple: 2 minutes of hands-on time
  • Fast: Turnaround time of about 1 hour
  • Comprehensive: 39 clinically relevant targets
  • Accurate: 91.7% Sensitivity and 99.8% specificity
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Simple, comprehensive joint infection testing

The BIOFIRE® Joint Infection (JI) Panel tests for a comprehensive grouping of 29 gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria, 2 yeast, and 8 antimicrobial resistance genes commonly associated with joint infections.

  • Fast: Turnaround time of about 1 hours
  • Simple: 2 minutes of hands-on time
  • Broad Panel Menu: Simultaneously tests for 39 targets

The BIOFIRE® JI Panel is one of six FDA-cleared and/or CE-marked panels for use on the BIOFIRE® multiplex PCR system.  Taken together, the six BIOFIRE® panels comprise the largest infectious disease pathogen menu commercially available.  The other panels are:


Detects more targets in less time

The BIOFIRE JI Panel identifies 39 pathogens and antimicrobial resistance markers at the molecular level, encompassing the common causes of joint infections.  It is not impacted by prior antibiotic use and targets difficult-to-grow anaerobes and fastidious organisms.

Compared to conventional methods, it can help facilitate increased diagnostic yield and improved polymicrobial detection

BIOFIRE JI Panel targets

Gram-Positive Bacteria Gram-Negative Bacteria
Anaerococcus prevotii/vaginalis

Clostridium perfringens

Cutibacterium avidum/granulosum

Enterococcus faecalis

Enterococcus faecium

Finegoldia magna

Parvimonas micra


Peptostreptococcus anaerobius

Staphylococcus aureus

Staphylococcus lugdunensis

Streptococcus spp.

     Streptococcus agalactiae

     Streptococcus pneumoniae

     Streptococcus pyogenes
Bacteroides fragilis


Enterobacter cloacae complex

Escherichia coli

Haemophilus influenzae

Kingella kingae

Klebsiella aerogenes

Klebsiella pneumoniae group

Morganella morganii

Neisseria gonorrhoeae

Proteus spp.

Pseudomonas aeruginosa

Salmonella spp.

Serratia marcescens
Yeast Antimicrobial Resistance Genes
Candida spp.

     Candida albicans








Methicillin Resistance

     mecA/C and MREJ

Vancomycin Resistance



Eliminate the guesswork

Conventional testing for joint infections is complex, often requiring multiple patient samples, various send-out tests, and days of waiting for results. The BIOFIRE JI Panel is a rapid syndromic test that delivers comprehensive results in one easy-to-read report.

Using PCR technology, the BIOFIRE JI Panel offers a rapid sample-to-answer turnaround without sacrificing performance.

Broad technical specifications and reference numbers


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




  • Evaluation of a Novel Multiplex PCR Diagnostic Device for the Detection of Microorganisms and Antimicrobial Resistance Genes in Synovial Fluid

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