Ordering Recommendation

Intended for identification of nucleic acids from multiple bacteria, viruses, and parasites directly from stool samples in Cary-Blair transport media obtained from individuals with signs and/or symptoms of gastrointestinal infection.

New York DOH Approval Status

This test is New York state approved.

Specimen Required

Patient Preparation


Specimen Preparation

Transfer stool to enteric transport media (Cary-Blair) (ARUP supply #29799) available online through eSupply using ARUP Connect™ or contact ARUP Client Services at (800) 522-2787. (Min: 0.5 mL)

Storage/Transport Temperature


Unacceptable Conditions

Unpreserved stool, stool in media other than Cary-Blair, rectal swabs, specimens outside stability.


This test is New York DOH approved; however, per NYDOH regulations, testing cannot be performed for New York City clients.


In enteric transport media: Ambient: 4 days, Refrigerated: 4 days, Frozen: Unacceptable.


Qualitative Polymerase Chain Reaction




1-3 days

Reference Interval

Interpretive Data

Compliance Category



This assay detects Campylobacter spp. (C. jejuni, C. coli, C. upsaliensis), Plesiomonas shigelloides, Salmonella spp., Vibrio spp. (V. parahaemolyticus, V. vulnificus, V. cholerae) including specific identification of V. cholerae, Yersinia enterocolitica, Enteroaggregative Escherichia coli (EAEC), Enteropathogenic Escherichia coli (EPEC), Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC) lt/st, Shiga-like toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) stx1/stx2 including specific identification of E. coli O157, Shigella/Enteroinvasive Escherichia coli (EIEC), Cryptosporidium spp., Cyclospora cayetanensis, Entamoeba histolytica, Giardia lamblia (also known as G. intestinalis and G. duodenalis), Adenovirus F40/41, Astrovirus, Norovirus GI/GII, Rotavirus A, and Sapovirus (Genogroups I, II, IV, and V).

Hotline History


CPT Codes



Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
3003280 Campylobacter PCR 82196-7
3003282 Plesiomonas shigelloides PCR 82198-3
3003283 Salmonella PCR 82199-1
3003284 Vibrio PCR 82200-7
3003285 Vibrio cholerae PCR 82201-5
3003286 Yersinia enterocolitica PCR 82202-3
3003287 Enteroaggregative E. coli (EAEC) PCR 80349-4
3003288 Enteropathogenic E. coli (EPEC) PCR 80348-6
3003289 Enterotoxigenic E. coli (ETEC) PCR 80351-0
3003290 Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) PCR 82203-1
3003291 E. coli O157 PCR 82204-9
3003292 Shigella/Enteroinvasive E. coli PCR 80350-2
3003293 Cryptosporidium PCR 82205-6
3003294 Cyclospora cayetanensis PCR 82206-4
3003295 Entamoeba histolytica PCR 82207-2
3003296 Giardia lamblia PCR 82208-0
3003297 Adenovirus 40/41 PCR 82209-8
3003298 Astrovirus PCR 82210-6
3003299 Norovirus GI/GII PCR 82211-4
3003300 Rotavirus A PCR 82212-2
3003301 Sapovirus PCR 82213-0
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Gastrointestinal Pathogens Panel by PCR