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Test Code LAB20139 Gastrointestinal Pathogen Panel (PCR Filmarray)

Department

Immunology

Collection Requirements

Not recommended if patient admitted for more than 3 days

 

1. Collect fresh stool and place in preservative within 2 hours of collection.

2. Submit a representative portion of stool in container with transport medim.

Primary Collection Container

Cary-Blair Media

Transport

Stool Ambient

Preferred Transport Temperature

Ambient

Stability

Ambient 4 days

Refrigerated 4 days

Minimum Testing Volume

1 mL

Reference Range

Not detected for each target

Methodology

Multiplex Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) – Biofire

Performed

Monday-Friday

Unacceptable Conditions

Specimen older than 96 hours

Frozen specimen

Commercial transport media other than liquid Cary Blain (EMT, Para-Pack Enteric Plus, Copan Fecal Swab/Eswab

Cary Blair gel swabs

Products containing formalin, SAF, PVA fixative, EcoFix preservative

Rectal swab

Stool swab

Gel swabs

Endoscopy specimens

Unpreserved stool

Additional Information

If GI panel is negative and:

• Patient has had recent travel with >2 weeks symptoms then consider full O&P/Parasite examination

• Patient is immunocompromised then consider Microsporidia PCR (MISC2MAYOLCMSP)