Enteric Pathogens By PCR EPPCR

Method(s) Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) and Nanoparticle-Mediated Microarray
Specimen Required
Collect

Stool.

Transport

Cary Blair type transport media preferred, unpreserved stool also acceptable.

Stability

Unpreserved 24 hours refrigerated. Preserved in Cary Blair 48 hours refrigerated.

Unacceptable Conditions

Swab specimens, frozen specimens, or unpreserved over 24 hours

Schedule Mon-Sat. First Shift
Billing Code 3010450
CPTCode 87506
Preferred Specimen Collection Device(s)
Reference Interval

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.

No Appointment Necessary
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