Respiratory FilmArray testing supplies are currently unavailable, with a tentative shipment expected on Thursday, March 26, 2020. This reagent shortage is due to a both a surge in testing and last week’s earthquake in Salt Lake City where these reagents are manufactured. FilmArray testing is no longer required prior to COVID-19 testing, though FilmArray may be considered to guide isolation precautions, especially when COVID-19 testing is negative. Until FilmArray reagents are available, Influenza PCR may be considered.
Respiratory Pathogens by FilmArray – Epic Code #LAB3359, Interface #11668, CPT #87633