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Catalog ID GI Panel Gastrointestinal Panel by PCR

Important Note

Formed stool will be rejected. Clostridioides (Clostridium) difficile results will not be reported from GI Panel. For C. diff testing, order the CDIFF PCR. 

CPOE Test Name

GI Panel

Synonyms

GI Panel

Specimen Type

Stool

Specimen Requirements

Unpreserved loose stool in sterile container.

Storage and Transport

Send at room temp

Causes for Rejection

Use of non sterile container; delay in transport; improper labeling; formed stool.

This test will not be repeated within 10 days of a negative result and 28 days of a previously positive result, unless the clinician notes new onset of diarrhea in the ordering comments. 

Reference Range

Negative

Critical Values

Epidemiologically significant organisms

Interpretation

Specific bacteria, diarheagenic E. coli/ Shigella, parasites, and viruses detected, equivocal or not detected.

Test Consists

Multiplexed nucleic acid test for the qualitative detection and identification of:
• Campylobacter (C. jejuni/C. coli/C. upsaliensis)
• Plesiomonas shigelloides
• Salmonella
• Vibrio (V. parahaemolyticus/V. vulnificus/ V. cholerae), including specific identification of Vibrio cholerae
• Yersinia enterocolitica
• Enteroaggregative Escherichia coli (EAEC)
• Enteropathogenic Escherichia coli (EPEC)
• Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC) lt/st
• Shiga-like toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) stx1/stx2 (including specific identification of the E. coli O157 serogroup within STEC)
• Shigella/ Enteroinvasive Escherichia coli (EIEC)
• Cryptosporidium
• Cyclospora cayetanensis
• Entamoeba histolytica
• Giardia lamblia (also known as G. intestinalis and G. duodenalis)
• Adenovirus F 40/41
• Astrovirus
• Norovirus GI/GII
• Rotavirus A
• Sapovirus (Genogroups I, II, IV, and V)

Turn Around Time

< 24 hours (Turn around time may be as little as 3 hours depending on volume of GI Panel samples).

Performing Lab

Microbiology BA-1672 721-2807

Methodology

Multiplex PCR

CPT / HCPCS Code

87507