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BIOFIRE® Joint Infection (JI) Panel

In about an hour, the BIOFIRE JI Panel simultaneously targets a broad grouping of 31 causative pathogens and 8 antimicrobial resistance markers commonly associated with joint infections.

Product Overview

1 Test.  39 Targets. ~1 Hour.

The BIOFIRE JI Panel tests for a comprehensive grouping of gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria, yeast, and antimicrobial resistance genes commonly associated with joint infections.

It takes just one syndromic test, one small sample of synovial fluid, and about an hour to get results on 39 clinically relevant targets.


Eliminate the Guesswork

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.


Detect More Targets in Less Time

The BIOFIRE JI Panel identifies pathogens and antimicrobial resistance markers at the molecular level, encompassing the common causes of joint infections. It is not impacted by prior antibiotic use and targets difficult-to-grow anaerobes.

Compared to conventional methods, it can help facilitate increased diagnostic yield and improved polymicrobial detection.


Technical Details

  • Overall 91.7% Sensitivity and 99.8% Specificity1
  • Sample Type: 0.2 mL of synovial fluid

Panel Menu:


  • 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


  • 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


  • Carbapenemases
  • IMP
  • KPC
  • NDM
  • Oxa-48-like
  • VIM


  • CTX-M

Methicillin Resistance

  • mecA/C and MREJ (MRSA)

Vancomycin Resistance

  • vanA/B

Service & Support

With the urgent nature of patient and community care, we take pride in addressing all concerns quickly and accurately. bioMérieux is dedicated to providing world class customer support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

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  1. Stated sensitivity and specificity is the aggregate performance from the prospective clinical study data.