Comparison of Respiratory Pathogen Detection in Upper Versus Lower Respiratory Tract Samples using the Biofire Filmarray Respiratory Panel


About this study

The purpose of this study is to compare the performance of the FilmArray Respiratory Panel in nasopharyngeal (NP) swabs and bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) fluid collected from immunocompromised hosts (ICH).

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Participant Group:
    • Immunocompromised patients who are referred to bronchoscopy as a part of their routine clinical care
  • Control Group:
    • Immunocompetent patients that are referred to bronchoscopy for a presumed non-infectious evaluation

Exclusion Criteria:

  • None


Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Matthew Binnicker, Ph.D.

Closed for enrollment

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