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FilmArray® Respiratory Panel (RP)

FilmArray® Respiratory Panel (RP)

The FilmArray® Respiratory Panel enables rapid and accurate automated detection of pathogens behind respiratory infections. It tests for 17 viruses and 3 bacteria which cause upper respiratory tract infections with an overall sensitivity and specificity of 95% and 99% respectively.

  • Simple: 2 minutes of hands-on time
  • Easy: No precise measuring or pipetting required
  • Fast: Turnaround time of about an hour
  • Comprehensive: 20 target including viruses and bacteria

Simple, comprehensive respiratory testing

The FilmArray® Respiratory Panel tests for 17 viruses and 3 bacteria which cause upper respiratory tract infections with an overall sensitivity and specificity of 95% and 99% respectively. It works on the FilmArray® system, an FDA, CE-IVD, TGA and Health Canada certified multiplex PCR system. The FilmArray system integrates sample preparation, amplification, detection and analysis into one simple system that requires just 2 minutes of hands-on time, with a total run time of about an hour. Rapid and accurate identification of the causative agent of upper respiratory tract infections may improve patient management by informing timely and effective antibiotic or antiviral therapy, preventing secondary spread of infection, shortening hospital stays and reducing costs of unnecessary ancillary tests.

  • Simple: 2 minutes of hands-on time
  • Easy: No precise measuring or pipetting required
  • Fast: Turnaround time of about an hour
  • Comprehensive: 20 target respiratory panel

20 targets at once

The FilmArray® Respiratory Panel is incredibly comprehensive, with simultaneous testing for 20 of the most common pathogens involved in UTRI.

Viruses Bacteria
Coronavirus 229E
Coronavirus HKU1
Coronavirus OC43
Coronavirus NL63
Human Metapneumovirus
Human Rhinovirus/Enterovirus
Influenza A
Influenza A/H1
Influenza A/H1-2009
Influenza A/H3
Influenza B
Parainfluenza 1
Parainfluenza 2
Parainfluenza 3
Parainfluenza 4
Bordetella pertussis
Chlamydophila pneumoniae
Mycoplasma pneumoniae


Technical Details 

Product Reference Number of Tests
RFIT-ASY-0137 6 tests per kit 
RFIT-ASY-0136 30 tests per kit 


Sample Handling Performance Parameters
Sample Type: Nasopharyngeal Swab Hands-on time: Approx. 2 minutes
Sample Volume: 300 μL

Run turnaround time: About an hour


Clinical Sensitivity and Specificity of the FilmArray Respiratory Pouch

Adenovirus 88.9% 100% 98.3%
Coronavirus HKU1 95.8% n/a 99.8%
Coronavirus NL63 95.8% n/a 100%
Coronavirus 229E 100% n/a 99.80%
Coronavirus OC43  100% n/a 99.60%
Human Metapneumovirus 94.6% n/a 99.2%
Human Rhinovirus/Enterovirus 92.7% 95.7% 94.6%
Influenza A 90.0% n/a 99.8%
Influenza A/H1 n/a 100% 100%
Influenza A/H3 n/a 100% 100%
Influenza A/H1-2009 88.9%* 100% 99.6%
Influenza B n/a 100% 100%
Parainfluenza Virus 1 100%* 97.1% 99.9%
Parainfluenza Virus 2 87.4%* 100% 99.8%
Parainfluenza Virus 3 95.8%* 100% 99.8%
Parainfluenza Virus 4 100%* 100% 99.9%
Respiratory Syncytial Virus 100% n/a 89.1%
Bordetella pertussis 100%* 100% 99.90%
Chlamydophila pneumoniae 100%* n/a 100%
Mycoplasma pneumoniae 100%* 90.0% 100%


For product availability, please contact your local bioMérieux representative. 

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