Gastrointestinal Panel

Last Modified: 10/25/2021 3:33:39 PM

Medical Necessity Documentation: Stool culture, and an ova and parasite screen (OVAP) should not be ordered with this test, it is duplication.
Client Notes:  
Patient Preparation:  
Specimen Requirements: 1 Fecal Swab Kit 


1 unformed (mushy to liquid) raw stool specimen in a Non Sterile Capped Plastic Container (No preservatives)


Collection Instructions: Patient's Name and demographics must be on the swab label  

Stool must be transferred to fecal swab within 2 hours of passage

For patient collection instruction sheet see Addendum D
For patient collection instruction sheet Spanish see Addendum D
For patient collection instruction sheet Burmese see Addendum D
For patient collection instruction sheet Arabic see Addendum D
Transport & Storage: Temperature/Stability: 2 hours ambient for Raw Stool
4 days Ambient (Store and Transport)
4 days Refrigerated
Rejection Criteria: Cary Blair swab, endoscopy stool aspirates, vomitus, eSwab w/out accompanying raw stool in a cup, formed stool, tubes filled over the fill line or missing fluid by being poured off; stool not placed on fecal eswab within 2 hours of collection
Reference Range: No GI Pathogens Detected
Critical Ranges:  
Test Comments:  
Methodology: Multiplex PCR
Clinical Significance: Detection of viruses; bacteria; and parasites that cause infectious diarrhea.
Custom Panel: No


Turn Around Time: 8 hours
Days Performed: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
PHL Test Code: GIPAN
EPIC Test Code: LAB2885
Alternate Test Names: BioFire Film Array GI Panel; Diarrhea Panel; Gastrointestinal Panel Biofire; GI Pathogens by PCR
Included Tests: Adenoviurs F 40/41; Astrovirus; Campylobacter; Cryptosporidium; Cyclospora cayetanensis; E. coli (EAEC; EPEC; ETEC; STEC; EIEC); Entamoeba histolytica; Giardia lamblia; Norovirus GI/GII; Plesiomonas shigelloides; Rotavirus A; Sapovirus (I, II, IV, and V); Salmonella; Shiga Toxin-producing E.coli; Vibrio/Vibrio cholerae; Yersinia enterocolitica;
CPT Coding: 87507 | DEX Z-Code = ZB002

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