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Table 1 FilmArray® panel compared to the routine laboratory-based PCR and non-PCR methods

From: Multiplex PCR point of care testing versus routine, laboratory-based testing in the treatment of adults with respiratory tract infections: a quasi-randomised study assessing impact on length of stay and antimicrobial use

  Control Intervention
Pathogen Routine PCR Serology/culture FilmArray®
Coronavirus HKU1, NL63, 229E, OC43 Not tested
Human metapneumovirus
Human rhinovirus/ enterovirus
Influenza A virus
Influenza A virus H1
Influenza A virus H3
Influenza A virus H1–2009
Influenza B virus
Parainfluenza virus 1,2,3
Parainfluenza virus 4 Not tested
Respiratory syncytial virus Subgroups A/B
Bordetella pertussis Not tested Culture
Chlamydia pneumoniae Not tested Complement Fixation test (CFT)
Mycoplasma pneumoniae Not tested Complement Fixation test (CFT)