Use as a sensitive alternative to traditional stool culture to detect the most common gastrointestinal bacterial pathogens: Salmonella, Shigella/Enteroinvasive E. coli, Campylobacter jejuni/coli, and shiga-toxigenic E. coli. This test can also detect Campylobacter upsaliensis, which cannot be readily cultured.
Qualitative Polymerase Chain Reaction
Tue, Thurs, Sat
This test is New York DOH approved; however, per NYDOH regulations, testing cannot be performed for New York City clients.
Unpreserved Stool: Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: 2 months
Stool in Transport Media: Ambient: 1 hour; Refrigerated: 3 days; Frozen: Unacceptable
A negative result does not rule out the presence of PCR inhibitors in the patient specimen or test-specific nucleic acid in concentrations below the level of detection by this test.
Laboratory Developed Test (LDT)
This assay detects Shigella spp., Enteroinvasive E. coli, Salmonella spp., Campylobacter jejuni/coli, Campylobacter upsaliensis, Shiga-like toxin 1, and Shiga-like toxin 2.
|Component Test Code*||Component Chart Name||LOINC|
|2012679||Shigella/Enteroinvasive E. coli by PCR||46455-2|
|2012681||Salmonella species by PCR||49612-5|
|2012683||Campylobacter jejuni/coli by PCR||61368-7|
|2012685||Campylobacter upsaliensis by PCR||49614-1|
|2012687||Shiga-like toxin 1 by PCR||63427-9|
|2012689||Shiga-like toxin 2 by PCR||63428-7|