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Test Code GIPCR Gastrointestinal Panel PCR (GI Panel PCR)

Important Note

Cary Blair Transport Media is poisonous: If accidently ingested, call a doctor immediately. Drink milk or water to help dilute the fluids. Avoid contact with skin and flush well with water if this should occur.

Biohazard Infectious

Additional Codes

MLAB: GIPCR
Powerchart: GI DISTRESS PANEL
Epic: LAB5043 Stool FilmArray Panel

MA Cerner: GI Panel PCR

Test Method

Nested Multiplex PCR (nmPCR) and High Resolution Melting Analysis; FilmArray

Specimen Requirement

Stool specimen transferred to Para-Pak C & S vial required.

Additional Specimen Collection Information

Collect at least 200 mcL of stool specimen and transfer to a Para-Pak C & S vial (Cary Blair transport media) within 2 hours from time of collection. Stool in Cary Blair transport media may be stored at room temperature or refrigerated for up to 4 days.

Performance

Test performed Monday through Sunday
Typically completed within 24 hours after the specimen arrives at the testing site.
Samples received in the lab by 1400 Monday through Friday will be reported the same day; samples received after 1400 will be tested the next day. On weekends or holidays, the sample must be received in the lab by 1100 Saturday and Sunday to be reported the same day.

Reference Values

Campylobacter (jejuni, coli and upsaiensis): Not detected
Clostridium difficile (toxin A/B): Not detected
Plesiomonas shigelloides: Not detected
Salmonella: Not detected
Yersinia enterocolitica: Not detected
Vibrio (parahaemolyticus, vunificus and cholera): Not detected

Vibrio cholerae: Not detected

Enteroaggregative E. coli (EAEC): Not detected

Enteropathogenic E. coli (EPEC): Not detected

Enterotoxigenic E. coli (STEC) stx 1/ stx 2: Not detected

E. coli O157: Not detected

Shigella/Eneroinvasive E. coli (EIEC): Not detected
Cryptosporidium: Not detected
Cyclospora cayetanensis: Not detected
Entamoeba histolytica: Not detected
Giardia lamblia: Not detected

Adenovirus: Not detected
Norovirus: Not detected
Rotavirus A: Not detected
Sapovirus (I, II, IV, V): Not detected
 

CPT Code Information

87507  Infectious agent detection by nucleic acid (DNA or RNA); gastrointestinal pathogen, include multiplex reverse transcription, when performed, and multiplex amplified probe technique, multiple types or subtypes, 12-25 targets.

Useful For

Evaluating patients suspected of having gastrointestinal infection with enteric pathogen(s).

LOINC Code Information

In process

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