Enteric Pathogens By PCR EPPCR
|Method(s)||Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) and Nanoparticle-Mediated Microarray|
Cary Blair type transport media preferred, unpreserved stool also acceptable.
A repeat specimen may be submitted for testing after 28 days. This test cannot be used as a test of cure.
Unpreserved 24 hours refrigerated. Preserved in Cary Blair 48 hours refrigerated.
Swab specimens, frozen specimens, or unpreserved over 24 hours
|Schedule||Mon-Sat. First Shift|
|Preferred Specimen Collection Device(s)|
Negative for the following:
1. Enteric bacteria; Campylobacter group (consisting of Campylobacter jejuni, Campylobacter coli, and Campylobacter Iari), Salmonella species, Shigella species (consisting of Shigella dysenteriae, Shigella boydii, Shigella sonnei, and Shigella flexneri), Vibrio group (consisting of Vibrio cholerae and Vibrio parahaemolyticus), and Yersinia enterocolitica.
2. Virulence gene markers: Shiga toxin 1 and Shiga toxin 2 that are responsible for hemorrhagic Escherichia coli disease.
3. Viral enteritis: norovirus GI/GII and rotavirus A.