Prima Health Clinic -  - Internal Medicine

Prima Health Clinic

Internists & Anti-Aging & Restorative Medicine located in Dallas, TX

The BioFire® FilmArray® Respiratory Panel EZ Specialist

When you feel miserable with a cold or the flu, you don’t have to go to a lab and wait for test results before getting the treatment you need. Your providers at Prima Health Clinic in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, Texas, area offer fast and comprehensive testing with the BioFire® FilmArray® Respiratory Panel EZ. This comprehensive test is done in-office and it accurately identifies numerous viruses and bacteria responsible for upper respiratory infections. To schedule an appointment, call Prima Health Clinic or request a visit online.

The BioFire® FilmArray® Respiratory Panel EZ Q&A

What should I know about upper respiratory infections?

The common cold and flu are caused by viruses that are passed through the air or by direct contact with an infected person. These viruses are highly contagious because they can survive for an hour in air droplets and on hard surfaces.

 

While both illnesses may cause fatigue, stuffy nose, and a cough, there are ways to tell them apart. The symptoms of a cold usually appear gradually, while the flu tends to cause sudden illness. You can also distinguish the two because, unlike a cold, influenza causes a high fever, severe and dry cough, headache, and body aches and pains.

Why do I need specialized testing with the BioFire FilmArray Respiratory Panel EZ?

Numerous viruses cause upper respiratory tract infections, like the cold and flu. Your provider at Prima Health Clinic needs to know exactly which virus you have before they can properly treat your illness.

Additionally, your symptoms may be due to a problem other than an upper respiratory virus. Serious conditions such as whooping cough and pneumonia also cause fever, fatigue, coughing, and a runny nose or nasal congestion.

However, other respiratory conditions are often caused by bacteria. Your provider must identify the specific bacterium before the proper medication can be prescribed.

By running the BioFire FilmArray Respiratory Panel EZ, your provider can quickly get the information needed to prescribe the best treatment.

What are the benefits of the BioFire FilmArray Respiratory Panel EZ?

The BioFire FilmArray Respiratory Panel EZ is conveniently done in-office and allows your provider to prescribe treatment that targets the specific virus or bacteria causing your illness.

The BioFire identifies 14 viral and bacterial pathogens that cause respiratory infections. In addition to finding multiple viruses responsible for flu, the test also identifies numerous viruses and bacteria responsible for colds and other upper respiratory infections, like pneumonia and whooping cough.

Additionally, the test detects adenoviruses and corona viruses. While both viruses cause colds and pneumonia, adenoviruses can also lead to conjunctivitis and bronchitis, while coronaviruses are responsible for severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS).

At the earliest signs of an upper respiratory infection, schedule an appointment by calling Prima Health Clinic or request a visit online.

Insurance Options

Insurance options can be complicated. Please feel free to call our office for more information regarding health Insurance options.

Assured Benefits Administrators
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Boon Chapman
Cigna
Cigna-HealthSpring
First Health
GWH-Cigna (formerly Great West Healthcare)
HealthSCOPE Benefits
HealthSmart
Humana
Medica
Medicare
Multiplan
UMR
Testimonials

Words from our patients

  • Throughout the years, I have found that both doctors are very knowledgeable with the latest treatments and are willing to explain these options clearly during our visits.

    Kim Clinton
  • "The doctors here are great! I also like the fact that the office is open on Saturday morning, so I can take my children to check-ups without missing school."

    Brian
  • "This Practice is Amazing! I am not an easy patient to manage, but Dr. Thuy worked with me through all my symptoms and my Heart and overall Health is great now. "

    The Doctor know who I am
  • I have been seeing the doctors at Prima Health Clinic since 2007. Both doctors and staff are friendly and nice. I would recommend them to anyone including family members.

    Francisca Oliver
Location
Prima Health Clinic
8345 Walnut Hill Ln, #105
Dallas, TX 75231
Phone: 972-210-2105
Fax: 888-437-3809
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972-210-2105