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Gastrointestinal Panel PCR

Test Code:

BA0346

Synonym(s):

GI Panel PCR

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 assay and may 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 - 2 days

Reference Value(s)

Testing Laboratory Location

​KKH

Laboratory

Molecular Micro

Contact Number

​6394 1382

Day and Time Performed

Mon - Fri: 0800 hrs to 1800 hrs
Last specimen receipt time: 1730
 
Sat: 0800hrs to 1300 hrs
Last specimen receipt time: 1230
 
Sun: 0800 hrs to 1600 hrs
Last specimen receipt time: 1500

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

Gastrointestinal Panel PCR BA0346 Gastrointestinal Pathogens Multiplex PCR (BioFire FilmArray) GI Panel PCR
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