Blood Culture Identification (BCID) 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.

Available on the ePlex System


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 auris
Corynebacterium Citrobacter Candida dubliniensis
Cutibacterium acnes Cronobacter sakazakii Candida famata
(Propionibacterium acnes) Enterobacter (non-cloacae complex) Candida glabrata
Enterococcus Enterobacter cloacae complex Candida guilliermondii
Enterococcus faecalis Escherichia coli Candida kefyr
Enterococcus faecium Fusobacterium nucleatum Candida krusei
Lactobacillus Fusobacterium necrophorum Candida lusitaniae
Listeria Haemophilus influenzae Candida parapsilosis
Listeria monocytogenes Klebsiella oxytoca Candida tropicalis
Micrococcus Klebsiella pneumoniae Cryptococcus gattii
Staphylococcus Morganella morganii Cryptococcus neoformans
Staphylococcus aureus Neisseria meningitides Fusarium
Staphylococcus epidermidis Proteus Rhodotorula
Staphylococcus lugdunensis Proteus mirabilis
Streptococcus Pseudomonas aeruginosa  
Streptococcus agalactiae (GBS) Salmonella
Streptococcus anginosus group Serratia
Streptococcus pneumoniae Serratia marcescens
Streptococcus pyogenes (GAS) Stenotrophomonas maltophilia
Resistance Genes Resistance Genes
mecA CTX-M
mecC KPC
vanA NDM
vanB VIM
Pan Targets IMP
Pan Gram-Negative OXA
Pan Candida 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 (BCID) Panels or to schedule a demonstration, contact us at + 60 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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