1 Recommendations

1 Recommendations

1.1 There is currently insufficient evidence to recommend the routine adoption in the NHS of the integrated multiplex polymerase chain reaction tests, xTAG Gastrointestinal Pathogen Panel, FilmArray GI Panel and Faecal Pathogens B assay, for identifying gastrointestinal pathogens in people with suspected gastroenteritis.

1.2 The tests show promise but further research is recommended on their effect on health outcomes and resource use in clinical practice (see section 6).

  • National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)