GASTROINTESTINAL PATHOGEN PANEL, PCR, FECES

Specimen Required
Place 1 gram (or 5.0 mL) stool in Cary-Blair transport medium. Transport room temperature.

Alternate Specimen
Stool in Para-Pak C and S vial.

Rejection Criteria
Specimens >96 hours old, frozen specimens, swabs, unpreserved stool, endoscopy specimens, preservatives other than those stated above.

Methodology
Multiplex Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

Stability
Room temperature: 4 days; Refrigerated: 4 days; Frozen: Unacceptable

Reference Range
Negative

Performed
Monday-Sunday

Turnaround Time2-3 days
Test CodeGINPP
CPT-4 Code (s)
87507
ZB002
LOINC Codes
Specimen Source:   31208-2  
Campylobacter species:   82196-7  
C. difficile toxin:   82197-5  
Plesiomonas shigelloides:   82198-3  
Salmonella species:   82199-1  
Vibrio species:   82200-7  
Vibrio cholerae:   82201-5  
Yersinia species:   82202-3  
Enteroaggregative E.coli (EAEC):   80349-4  
Entropathogenic E. coli (EPEC):   80348-6  
Entertoxigenic E. coli (ETEC):   80351-0  
Shiga toxin producing E. coli:   82203-1  
Escherichia coli 0157 serotype:   82204-9  
Shigella/Enteroinvasive E. coli:   80350-2  
Cryptosporidium species:   82205-6  
Cyclospora cayetanensis:   82206-4  
Entamoeba histolytica:   82207-2  
Giardia:   82208-0  
Adenovirus F40/41:   82209-8  
Astrovirus:   82210-6  
Norovirus GI/GII   82211-4  
Rotavirus:   82212-2  
Sapovirus:   82213-0  
Interpretation:   59464-8  

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