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Lab Test Dictionary

Gastrointestinal Pathogen Panel, PCR, Feces (GIP) (Back-Up Only)

Methodology

Multiplex PPolymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)


Synonyms

Film Array, Gastrointestingal Panel; Cary Blair; Biofire

Specimen Type

Stool

Performing Lab

Mayo Medical Lab


Epic ID

LAB08020

Lab Test Days

Daily


Collection Information

Specimen Required

1 g or 1-5 mL Fresh Stool collected in a Cary-Blair transport system

Container Type

See Below

Collection Instructions

Collect fresh stool and place in preservative within 2 hours of collection. Submit a representative portion of stool in container with transport medium.


Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature

Refrigerate-OK/Ambient-OK

Specimen Stability

Room Temp: 4 Days (2 Hours for Unpreserved Stool); Refrigerated: 4 Days (2 Hours of Unpreserved Stool); Frozen: Unacceptable

Rejection Criteria

Yellow top Cary-Blair container; Commercial transport media other than liquid Cary Blair (eg, ET); Cary Blair gel swabs; Products containing formalin; SAF; PVA fixative; EcoFix preservative; Rectal swabs; Stool swab; Gel swabs; Endoscopy specimens; Unpreserved stool

Test Volume Required

1 g or 5 mL Fresh Stool

Minimum Test Volume

1 g or 1 mL Fresh Stool

Processing Instructions

Collect fresh stool and place in preservative within 2 hours of collection. Submit a representative portion of stool in container with transport medium. Place order in Mayolink. Mayo courier will pick-up Monday-Friday. Monitor for results to call to clinician in a timely manner.


Included Tests

Campylobacter species, Clostridium difficile toxin, Plesiomonas shigelloides, Salmonella species, Vibrio species, Yersinia enterocolitica, Enteroaggregative E. coli (EAEC), Enteropathogenic E. coli (EPEC), Enterotoxigenic E. coli (ETEC), Shig toxin producing E. coli, Escherichia coli O157 serotype, Shigella/Enteroinvasive E. coli, Cryptosporidium species, Cyclospora cayetanensis, Entamoeba histolytica, Giardia, Adenovirus F40/41, Astrovirus, Norovirus GI/GII, Rotavirus and Saprovirus.


CPT Codes

87507 (0097U)


Revised

7/4/23

Initials

SA