Blood Culture Identification Panels

GenMark’s ePlex Blood Culture Identification (BCID) panels provide the broadest inclusivity of pathogens that cause sepsis and their resistance genes. This and the ease of use of the ePlex system makes ePlex BCID panels the only tests for rapid, routine blood culture identification.

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The Sepsis Challenge: Since traditional diagnostic methods can take days to identify the causative agents of sepsis, 20-30% of patients receive ineffective initial antibiotic therapy[1], and it is estimated that for every hour effective antibiotics are delayed, the mortality rate for sepsis increases up to 7.6%[2].  Therefore early identification of the cause of sepsis is critical to ensuring better patient outcomes.

The ePlex BCID Solution:  Bacterial and fungal organisms responsible for greater than 95%[3] of  blood stream infections and their associated resistance genes can be identified in about 1.5 hours after initial bottle culture, saving critical time to diagnosis.

ePlex BCID saves days compared to conventional methods and is designed to:

  • Decrease time to appropriate antimicrobial treatment
  • Reduce hospital length of stay and overall costs
  • Improve antibiotic stewardship and infection control
  • Improve patient outcomes

Choose the appropriate ePlex BCID Panel based on your Gram stain result:

Gram-Positive Organisms Gram-Negative Organisms Fungal Organisms
Bacillus cereus group Acinetobacter baumannii Candida albicans
Bacillus subtilis group Bacteroides fragilis Candida dubliniensis
Corynebacterium Citrobacter Candida famata
Enterococcus Cronobacter sakazakii Candida glabrata
Enterococcus faecalis Enterobacter (non-cloacae complex) Candida guilliermondii
Enterococcus faecium Enterobacter cloacae complex Candida kefyr
Lactobacillus Escherichia coli Candida krusei
Listeria Fusobacterium nucleatum Candida lusitaniae
Listeria monocytogenes Fusobacterium necrophorum Candida parapsilosis
Micrococcus Haemophilus influenzae Candida tropicalis
Propionibacterium acnes Klebsiella oxytoca Cryptococcus gattii
Staphylococcus Klebsiella pneumoniae Cryptococcus neoformans
Staphylococcus aureus Morganella morganii Fusarium
Staphylococcus epidermidis Neisseria meningitides Malassezia furfur
Staphylococcus lugdunensis Proteus Rhodotorula
Streptococcus Proteus mirabilis Trichosporon
Streptococcus agalactiae (GBS) Pseudomonas aeruginosa
Streptococcus anginosus group Salmonella
Streptococcus pneumoniae Serratia
Streptococcus pyogenes (GAS) Serratia marcescens
Resistance Genes Stenotrophomonas maltophilia
mecA Resistance Genes
mecC CTX-M
vanA KPC
vanB NDM
Pan Targets VIM
Pan Gram-Negative IMP
Pan Candida OXA
Pan Targets
Pan Gram-Positive
Pan Candida

Streamlined Workflow for Accelerated Results

  • Sample to result in ~1.5 hours
  • <2 minutes of hands-on time

ePlex BCID-GP cartridge with glove_crop

1. Load Sample

2. Load Cartridge


3. Report Results

To learn more about the Blood Culture Identification Panels or to schedule a demonstration, contact us at 1.800.373.6767 or email us.

[1] IDSA: Better Tests Better Care, The Promise of Next Generation Diagnostics.
[2] Kumar, et. al., Crit Care Med 2006 Vol. 34, No. 6
[3] Detection rate is based on panel inclusivity compared to the GenMark prospective clinical trial database and an additional clinical data set (Potula, et. al., (2015) MLO), and is not a sensitivity/performance claim.
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