Miami Pediatrics continues its leadership in private pediatric care by bringing the latest FDA-approved lab instrumentation to ensure accurate diagnoses and proper care plans.
Miami Pediatrics Adds BioFire Respiratory Panel To Available Range Of Diagnostic Labs
MIAMI -- Miami Pediatrics has entered into an agreement with Biomerieux Diagnostics to provide its patients the enhanced BioFire respiratory diagnostic panel. By bringing this advanced testing equipment on-site, we are able to provide fast, high-accuracy diagnosis, that aids in antimicrobial stewardship, improves patient management, and reduces appointment duration.
Because a large number of pathogens cause respiratory infections, tests that only identify SARS-CoV-2 or influenza run the risk of missing the real culprit. In fact, SARS-CoV-2 has been detected in respiratory samples <10% of the time in the United States and many rapid influenza diagnostic tests sacrifice accuracy for speed, with sensitivities ranging from 50–70%.
The BioFire respiratory panel provides a rapid and comprehensive alternative to targeted testing and will detect a greater number of pathogens no matter the season or the time of year.
19 Targets In One Test - BioFire is able to identify 15 viral and 4 bacterial respiratory pathogens in a single test. The test takes just one nasal swab with results available in less than an hour.
Appropriate Treatment Relies on Knowing. Not Guessing. Among ambulatory care visits in the U.S., only 50% of antibiotic prescriptions for acute respiratory infections were estimated to be appropriate. In 2016, to combat the growing threat of antibiotic resistance, the President’s National Action Plan called for a goal of reducing antibiotics prescribed for acute respiratory conditions by 50% in 2020. Rapid and comprehensive test results from the BioFire panel may help avoid inappropriately using antibiotics when a viral infection is present, potentially reducing unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions.
As a Miami Pediatrics family, you can feel confident knowing that we are always striving to improve the quality of care we provide by utilizing the latest evidence-based techniques and cutting-edge equipment.
Miami Pediatrics is a pediatrics office providing premium care to children from birth to young adulthood for more than 30 years. Platinum Care by Miami Pediatrics is our exclusive concierge program offering significant services beyond standard healthcare. For more information about Miami Pediatrics, please visit our website, www.miamipediatrics.com, or call us at 305-868-5181.