Comprehensive Respiratory Panel
Panel 2 (RP2)
Enzo is pleased to announce the addition of the FilmArray Respiratory Panel 2 (RP2). The FilmArray RP2 tests nasopharyngeal swab (NPS) specimens for a comprehensive set of 21 respiratory pathogens commonly associated with respiratory infections. Quickly identifying pathogens facilitates appropriate treatment and patient management decisions.
respiratory tract infections each
year while children average
7-10 upper respiratory tract
infections a year.3
FilmArray RP221 Targets in One Test
The FilmArray Respiratory Panel 2 tests for a comprehensive panel of 21 respiratory viral and bacterial pathogens. With its innovative PCR technology, the RP2 panel identifies the most common viral and bacterial pathogens that cause respiratory infections with an overall sensitivity and specificity of 95% and 99% respectively.
Impact on Clinical Workflow
- Distinguishes specifically between viral and bacterial infections quickly and accurately
- Allows for informed diagnosis and therapy
- Facilitates appropriate utilization of antibiotics
- Coronavirus HKU1
- Coronavirus NL63
- Coronavirus 229E
- Coronavirus OC43
- Human Metapneumovirus
- Human Rhinovirus/Enterovirus
- Influenza A
- Influenza A/H1
- Influenza A/H3
- Influenza A/H1-2009
- Influenza B
- Parainfluenza Virus 1
- Parainfluenza Virus 2
- Parainfluenza Virus 3
- Parainfluenza Virus 4
- Respiratory Syncytial Virus
- Bordetella pertussis
- Bordetella parapertussis
- Chlamydia pneumoniae
- Mycoplasma pneumoniae
Advantages to ordering the FilmArray RP2:
- Better Results – Compared to traditional or targeted methods, a syndromic approach increases the probability of identifying a pathogen in patients with symptoms of an infectious disease and it increases capability of detection of co-infections.
- Accurate Organism Identification – The FilmArray System’s PCR technology for detection of bacteria and viruses offers increased sensitivity and specificity over traditional methods, particularly for viruses and difficult-to-culture organisms.
- Specimen Requirements – NPS in transport medium. The PCR format minimizes sample requirements increasing efficiency. A single specimen can be tested for multiple infectious agents simultaneously.
Test Code: 6940
Specimen Req: Nasopharyngeal Swab
1. CDC. Antibiotic Resistance Threats in the United States, 2013. http://www.cdc.gov/drugresistance/threat-report-2013/.
2. FilmArray Respiratory Panel [instruction booklet]. Salt Lake City, UT: BioFire Diagnostics; 2012: 3
3. Johnston S, Holgate S. Epidemiology of viral respiratory infections. In: Myint S, Taylor-Robinson D, eds. Viral and other infections of the human respiratory tract. London: Chapman & Hall, 1996: 1–38.