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Stool Pathogen Multiplex PCR Panel

Alternate test name

Diarrhea - bacterial, viral, gastroenteritis, Salmonella, Shigella, Campylobacter, Yersinia enterocolitica, E. coli O157:H7, C. difficile, Adenovirus (serotype 40/41), Rotavirus, Norovirus, Astrovirus, Sapovirus

Gene name / Alternate gene name


Lab area
Microbiology - General
Method and equipment
Multiplex Polymerase Chain Reaction
Expected turn-around time
Within 4 days
Specimen type
  • Stool
  • ileostomy fluid
Specimen requirements
  • Stool - Cary-Blair transport medium or in sterile container, not in container with preservative
Storage and transportation
  • All stool specimens must be shipped frozen on dry ice
Special requirements

Formed stool will not be tested.  Stool MUST conform to container (LIQUID or LOOSE stool are acceptable).

Collection Instructions:

  • DO NOT pass the specimen into the toilet.
  • DO NOT pass the specimen directly into the collection vial.
  • DO NOT urinate on the specimen or into the collection vial.
  • DO NOT allow any water to mix with the specimen.
  • Pass the stool specimen into any clean and dry container such as a bedpan.
Disease condition
  • Gastroenteritis - viral and bacterial including Clostridioides difficile
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