Recommendation ID

Further research is recommended on resource use and clinical effects associated with using the xTAG Gastrointestinal Pathogen Panel, the FilmArray GI Panel and the Faecal Pathogens B assay.

Any explanatory notes
(if applicable)

The committee was advised that outcomes and resource use may vary according to healthcare setting and case mix, and so research should take place in multicentre studies that take account of these factors. Outcome data that should be collected include but are not limited to:
- length of stay in hospital
- length of time in isolation
- change of treatment plan as a result of testing.

Source guidance details

Comes from guidance
Integrated multiplex PCR tests for identifying gastrointestinal pathogens in people with suspected gastroenteritis (xTAG Gastrointestinal Pathogen Panel, FilmArray GI Panel and Faecal Pathogens B assay)
Date issued
January 2017

Other details

Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research? No  
Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?   No  
Last Reviewed 31/01/2017