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.
Compliance Statement B: For laboratory developed tests not using a RUO kit, and for FDA approved, cleared or 510(k) exempt assays with alterations. This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. The U. S. Food and Drug Administration has not approved or cleared this test; however, FDA clearance or approval is not currently required for clinical use. The results are not intended to be used as the sole means for clinical diagnosis or patient management decisions.
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|