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GI Panel PCR (Qualitative)

Test Code:

BA0346

Synonym(s):

Specimen Container

​Screw cap container

Specimen Requirement

​1ml of fresh stool sample

** Please note that sample types other than stool samples have not been validated on this new assay and will generally be rejected.

Specimen Storage / Transport

Refrigerate sample at 2 - 8°C until transfer to laboratory. Do not freeze. Send sample at 2 - 8°C. Sample should reach the laboratory as soon as possible, preferably within 24 hours after collection.

Method

 

Orderable as STAT?

No

Turn Around Time

​1 - 3 days

Reference Value(s)

Detected, Not Detected or Inconclusive

Testing Laboratory Location

SGH

Laboratory

Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory

Contact Number

6394 1352

Day and Time Performed

Mon – Fri 0800 hrs – 1700 hrs
Sat 0800 hrs – 1230 hrs

Orderable on CPOE?

Yes

Additional Information

Pathogens covered by this assay include:

Bacteria

  • Campylobacter sp. (eg. C.jejuni, C.coli and C.upsaliensis)
  • Clostridium difficile (toxin A/B)
  • Plesiomonas shigelloides
  • Salmonella sp.
  • Yersinia enterocolitica
  • Vibrio sp. (eg. V.parahaemolyticus, V.vulnificus and V.cholerae)
  • Vibrio cholerae
  • Enteroaggregative Escherichia coli (EAEC)
  • Enteropathogenic Escherichia coli (EPEC)
  • Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC) lt/st
  • Shiga-like toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) stx1/stx2
  • Escherichia coli O157
  • Shigella sp./Enteroinvasive Escherichia coli (EIEC)

Viruses

  • Adenovirus F 40/41
  • Astrovirus
  • Norovirus GI/GII
  • Rotavirus A
  • Sapovirus (I, II, IV and V)

Parasities

  • Cryptosporidium sp.
  • Cyclospora cayetanensis
  • Entamoeba histolytica
  • Giardia lamblia

Change History Notes

Others

Keywords

GI Panel PCR (Qualitative) BA0346 Norovirus
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