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Test ID: Joint Infection Panel FilmArray

Test Name:
Joint Infection Panel FilmArray
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Specialised Test:
Turnaround Time:
24 hours
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Additional Test Note:
The Biofire Filmarray Joint Infection Panel is specifically indicated for the detection of common aetiologic agents associated with septic arthritis. This test should be used in conjunction with the patient's clinical presentation and other radiological and laboratory findings for a comprehensive diagnostic approach.
The Biofire Filmarray Joint Infection Panel is a multiplex nucleic amplification test which allows the simultaneous
detection and identification of bacteria and yeast associated with joint infections. Additionally, the panel targets selected
genes associated with antimicrobial resistance, providing vital information for choice and optimisation of empiric
antimicrobial therapy

Gram positive:

• Anaerococcus prevotii/vaginalis
• Clostridium perfringens
• Cutibacterium avidum/granulosum
• Enterococcus faecalis
• Enterococcus faecium
• Finegoldia magna
• Parvimonas micra
• Peptoniphilus sp.
• Peptostreptococcus anaerobius
• Streptococcus pyogenes
• Staphylococcus aureus
• Staphylococcus lugdunensis
• Streptococcus spp.
• Streptococcus agalactiae

• Streptococcus pneumoniae

Gram negative:

• Bacteroides fragilis
• Citrobacter sp.
• Enterobacter cloacae complex
• Escherichia coli
• Haemophilus influenzae
• Kingella kingae
• Klebsiella aerogenes
• Klebsiella pneumoniae group
• Morganella morganii
• Neisseria gonorrhoeae
• Pseudomonas aeruginosa
• Proteus spp.
• Salmonella spp.

• Serratia marcescens


• Candida spp.
• Candida albicans

Sample Requirement:
Synovial fluid, collected in sterile container
Minimum volume 1ml
Transport to the laboratory as quickly as possible
If delay is expected, refrigerate samples.

Fasting Requirement:
Clinical Molecular
Parkway Laboratory Services
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