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BIOFIRE® Joint Infection (JI) Panel

1 Test. 39 Targets. ~1 Hour.

Using PCR technology, the BIOFIRE JI Panel is a rapid syndromic test that delivers comprehensive results in one easy-to-read report.


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The BIOFIRE® Joint Infection (JI) Panel is the right test, the first time.

The BIOFIRE JI Panel is a multiplex PCR test that covers a comprehensive grouping of Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria, yeast, and antimicrobial resistance genes commonly associated with joint infections. It takes just one small sample of synovial fluid, and about an hour to get results on 39 clinically relevant targets.

The BIOFIRE JI Panel is faster than traditional methods, has improved diagnostic yield, and contributes to pathogen guided patient management.1, 2 This may aid in appropriate surgical decision making and reduce time to effective therapy through rapid pathogen identification.

The BIOFIRE JI Panel is designed to be used on BIOFIRE® FILMARRAY® TORCH System.

Detect More Targets in Less Time

Conventional testing for joint infections is complex, often requiring multiple patient samples, various send-out tests, and days of waiting for results. The BIOFIRE JI Panel is a rapid syndromic test that delivers comprehensive results in one easy-to-read report.

Using PCR technology, the BIOFIRE JI Panel offers a rapid sample-to-answer turnaround without sacrificing performance.

  • Simple: 2 minutes hands-on-time
  • Comprehensive: 39 Targets (15 gram positive, 14 gram negative, 2 yeast, and 8 antimicrobial resistance genes)
  • Fast: Turn around time of about 1 hour
  • Accurate: 91.7% sensitivity and 99.8% specificity
  • Small sample volume required: 0.2mL of Synovial fluid


1. Hoffman T, et al.(2023) Inf Dis Ther, 12:1437–1443 and Berinson, B., et. al., (2023) J Clin Microbiol: 10.1128/jcm.00592-23.

2. Berinson, B., et. al., (2023) J Clin Microbiol: 10.1128/jcm.00592-23.


Panel Menu

The BIOFIRE® Joint Infection (JI) Panel Menu

Gram-Positive Bacteria

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

Gram-Negative Bacteria

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


  • Candida spp.
    • Candida albicans

Antimicrobial Resistance Genes


  • IMP
  • KPC
  • NDM
  • OXA-48-like
  • VIM


  • CTX-M

Methicillin Resistance

  • mecA/C and MREJ (MRSA)

Vancomycin Resistance

  • vanA/B

FDA Cleared

Services & Support

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

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

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Specs & Resources

Technical Specifications

Sample HandlingPerformance Parameters
Sample Type: Synovial fluidHands-on time: Approx. 2 minutes
Sample Volume: 0.2mLRun turnaround time: ~1 Hour
Product NamePart NumberQuantity
BIOFIRE® JI Panel Reagent KitRFIT-ASY-0138 
30 Pouches


BIOFIRE® Joint Infection (JI) Panel Information Sheet

Clinical Impact of the BIOFIRE® Joint Infection (JI) Panel

Septic Arthritis Monograph

BIOFIRE® All Panels Information Sheet

BIOFIRE® All Panels Information Sheet - plus version