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Name of Test
GastrointestinaI Pathogen Panel by PCR
Alternate Names
GI Biofire, GI Pathogen Panel, Viral Pathogen Panel
SoftLab Order Code
GIPCR
Epic Order Name
Gastrointestinal Pathogen Panel by PCR
Epic Order ID
LAB3557
Tests Included
Campylobacter
Plesiomonas shigelloides
Salmonella
Vibrio
Vibrio cholerae
Yersinia enterocolitica
Enteroaggregative E. coli (EAEC)
Enteropathogenic E. coli (EPEC)
Enterotoxigenic E. coli (ETEC)
Shiga-like toxin producing E. coli (STEC) stx1/stx2
E. coli 0157
Shigella/Enteroinvasive E. coli (EIEC)
Cryptosporidium
Cyclospora cayetanensis
Entamoeba histolytica
Giardia lamblia
Adenovirus F 40/41
Astrovirus
Norovirus GI/GII
Rotavirus A
Sapovirus
Laboratory
In-house
Please contact Microbiology with specific questions regarding collection or testing
Additional Test Information
Sample Type
Stool
Collection Container
Sterile Container, Orange parapak or Cary Blair medium
Storage or Stability
Stool in sterile container: Ambient - must be in lab <4 hrs post collection.

Stool in parapak or Cary Blair: Ambient or refrigerated up to four days. It is recommended that specimens be delivered as soon as possible

Causes For Rejection
Stool >4 hours old in a sterile container (not in Parapak or Cary Blair)
Instructions
If testing will not occur within four hours of collection, transfer specimen to orange parapak or Cary Blair medium
 
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