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BIOFIRE® FILMARRAY® Gastrointestinal (GI) Panel

1 Test. 22 Targets. ~1 Hour.

The BIOFIRE GI Panel is a fast, sensitive, and comprehensive alternative stool testing method. Its panel menu includes bacteria, viruses, and parasites commonly associated with infectious gastroenteritis. 


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Despite advances in food safety, sanitation, and medical treatment, infectious gastroenteritis remains a significant problem in industrialized countries among all age groups. It is particularly challenging in healthcare environments, due to risk of spreading healthcare-associated infections.

  • In the United States, there are an estimated 211–375 million cases of diarrheal illness each year, including 1.8 million hospitalizations and 3,100 deaths. 1
  • In developing countries, diarrheal diseases are estimated to claim 1.4 to 2.5 million lives annually, and are a leading cause of childhood death. 2

With overlapping symptoms, distinguishing possible causes of gastroenteritis can be challenging for any clinician. To further complicate diagnosis, traditional testing methods are slow, labor intensive, and may fail to reveal the etiology of a patient’s gastrointestinal symptoms.3


Syndromic Infectious Disease Testing for Gastrointestinal Infections

The BIOFIRE GI Panel tests for most common gastrointestinal pathogens, including viruses, bacteria, and parasites that cause infectious diarrhea and other gastrointestinal symptoms. It is designed for use on the integrated BIOFIRE® FILMARRAY® TORCH System, an FDA, CE-IVD, and TGA certified multiplex PCR testing instrument. The system seamlessly integrates sample preparation, amplification, detection, and analysis. With fast and accurate diagnosis of important pathogens, BIOFIRE GI Panel provides clinicians with the information necessary to make the most appropriate treatment decisions for improved patient outcomes and decreased healthcare costs.4

  • Simple: 2 minutes hands-on time
  • Fast: Turnaround time of about an hour
  • Comprehensive: Simultaneously tests for 22 targets
  • Accurate: 98.5% sensitivity and 99.2% specificity5

1. Guerrant RL et al. Clin Infect Dis. 2001;32:331-351.

2. World Gastroenterology Organisation practice guideline: Acute diarrhea. 2008.

3. Riddle, M. S., et al. (2016). Am J Gastroenterol 111(5): 602-622.

4. Moon, R. C., et al. (2023). J Clin Microbiol: e0162822.

5. Stated sensitivity and specificity is the aggregate performance from the prospective clinical study data presented in the BioFire Gastrointestinal Panel Instruction Booklet.

Panel Menu

The BIOFIRE® FILMARRAY® Gastrointestinal (GI) Panel Menu 


  • Campylobacter (C. jejuni/C. coli/C. upsaliensis)
  • Clostridioides (Clostridium) difficile (toxin A/B)
  • Plesiomonas shigelloides
  • Salmonella
  • Vibrio (V. parahaemolyticus/V. vulnificus/V. cholerae)
    • Vibrio cholerae
  • Yersinia enterocolitica
  • Diarrheagenic Escherichia coli/Shigella
    • Enteroaggregative E. coli (EAEC)
    • Enteropathogenic E. coli (EPEC)
    • Enterotoxigenic E. coli (ETEC) lt/st
    • Shiga-like toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) stx1/stx2
      • E. coli O157
    • Shigella/Enteroinvasive E. coli (EIEC)


  • Adenovirus F40/41
  • Astrovirus
  • Norovirus GI/GII
  • Rotavirus A
  • Sapovirus (I, II, IV, and V) 


  • Cryptosporidium
  • Cyclospora cayetanensis
  • Entamoeba histolytica
  • Giardia lamblia

FDA Cleared

Services & Support

Customer Support: bioMérieux offers the best possible support with dedicated BIOFIRE® technical experts.

Application Specialists: bioMérieux offers dedicated support teams who are available to help set up equipment and troubleshoot any issues.

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Specs & Resources

Technical Panel Specifications

Sample HandlingPerformance Parameters
Sample Type: Stool in Cary Blair Transport Media Hands-on Time: Approx. 2 Minutes
Sample Volume: 0.2 mLRun Time: ~ 1 Hour
Product NamePart NumberQuantity
BIOFIRE® GI Panel Reagent KitRFIT-ASY-0116 
30 Pouches
RFIT-ASY-0104 6 Pouches


BIOFIRE® FILMARRAY® Gastrointestinal (GI) Panel Information Sheet

Clinical Impact of the BIOFIRE® FILMARRAY® Gastrointestinal (GI) Panel

BIOFIRE® All Panels Information Sheet

BIOFIRE® All Panels Information Sheet - plus version