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Test Code SQ EPPCR, EPIC LAB6405 Enteric Pathogens PCR  (Stool Panel PCR)

Biohazard Infectious

Specimen Transport Temperature

Transport to microbiology at Room Temperature 15-25° C

Day(s) Test Set Up

Sunday through Saturday from 6:30 am to 6:15 pm. TAT will depend upon time specimen is received. Results can be expected anywhere from 3.5 hours to 24 hours.

Test Classification and CPT Coding



Qualitative Polymerase Chain Reaction

Reference Values

Negative for Salmonella species, Shigella species, Campylobacter species which includes C.coli, C. jejuni, and C. lari, Shigatoxin 1, Shigatoxin 2, Vibrio species which includes V. cholera and V. parahaemolyticus, Yersinia enterocolitica, Rotavirus A and Norovirus Gl/Gll.

Specimen Requirements

In-house: Raw stool specimen transported to Microbiology within 1 hour of collection.                                         

Clients: Must always put stool in cary blair transport. If cannot send to laboratory immediately, cary blair can be refrigerated up to 48 hrs before testing.                            

Unacceptable specimens:                                                                                                  

Raw stool >1 hour post collection                                                                                      

Specimens containing urine                                                                                                

No diaper accepted

Frozen Stool

Specimen Type