Gastrointestinal Pathogen Panel
This multiplex RT-PCR panel covers a wide array of common pathogens found in the GI tract. We search for these pathogens by taking a stool sample given by the patient, extracting the pathogenic DNA/RNA, and identifying within that DNA/RNA known genetic sequences that are associated with various viruses, bacteria, and parasites.
This information is formatted into an easy-to-read report that provides clinicians with an overview of what targets have been tested and those for which the patient has tested positive and negative. We cover up to 23 bacterial, parasitic, and viral targets in our test, with the option of performing an extended panel that covers 5 additional targets: calprotectin, Clostridium difficile EIA [toxin A/B], fecal lactoferrin, Helicobacter pylori stool antigen EIA, and pancreatic elastase.
Our test kit includes all the necessary paperwork and collection equipment and instructions. This type of test can be ordered by any provider that deals with diagnosis of gastrointestinal issues.
Specimen Requirements: Stool sample from the patient contained in an orange-top (Cary Blair collection tube), and (if needed) an additional sample contained in a white-top collection tube.
(7-10 day turn-around time for all add-on tests)
Clostridium difficile EIA
Helicobacter pylori Stool Antigen EIA
Zonulin Family Peptide
Clostridium difficile toxin A/B
Diarrheagenic E. coli/ Shigella:
Enteroaggregative E. coli (EAEC)
Enteropathogenic E. coli (EPEC)
Enterotoxigenic E. coli (ETEC) lt/st
Shiga-like toxin producing E. coli (STEC) stx1/stx2
E. coli O157
Shigella/ Enteroinvasive E. coli (EIEC)
Adenovirus F 40/41
Traditional testing methods are slow, labor intensive, and fail to reveal the true cause of a patient’s gastrointestinal symptoms.