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Gastro-Intestinal (GI) Panel Film Array

Infectious Disease Laboratories - : Microbiology

Test ID :
Test Workstation :
Specimen Type:
500mg (marble sized amount) of solid stool or 1 mL liquid stool in sterile container or in Cary-Blair medium.
Minimum Volume:
Formed stool minimum volume is 250mg (pea sized amount). Liquid stool minimum volume is 0.5 mL.
Cause for Rejection:
Reject if Stool >2 hours at room temperature, or >24 hours at 28C or Frozen. Sticks left in container will dry out stool.
Refrigerated 2-8 C for <24 hours.
Mon-Sun (0700-1600)
Multiplexed nucleic acid test intended for the simultaneous qualitative detection and differentiation of nucleic acids from multiple viral, bacterial, and parasitic gastrointestinal organisms
24 hours
CPT Code:
Panel Includes:
The Gastro-Intestinal (GI) Film Array Panel detects DNA or RNA for the following organisms: Campylobacter, Plesiomonas shigelloides, Salmonella, Yersinia enterocolitica, Vibrio, Vibrio cholerae, Shiga-like toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) stx1/stx2, E. coli 0157, Shigella/Enteroinvasive E. coli (EIEC), Cryptospoidium, Cyclospora cayetanensis, Entamoeba histolytica, Giardia lamblia, Adenovirus F40/41, Astrovirus, Norovirus GI/GII, Rotavirus A, and Sapovirus.

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