GI Pathogen Panel

Comprehensive genetic test to target and identify the most common GI pathogens.

Pharmacogenetic (PGx)

Gastroenteritis

Studies show in the US, over 200 MM episodes of infectious gastroenteritis cases per year. The spectrum of pathogens that can cause GI infections—bacteria, parasites, and viruses—requires an assortment of classical detection methods (culture, antigen EIA, stool parasite microscopy) in order to target and identify the causative agent. Many of these methods suffer from variable specificity and sensitivity, and are often poorly utilized due to a lack of physician understanding of the intended use for each method.

Real-Time PCR

Results can be reported within 24-hours and precisely analyzes genetic material of pathogens. Identifying a wider spectrum of microbes (viruses, bacteria, parasites, and fungi simultaneously). Provides a more definitive diagnosis and analysis is not affected by current antibiotic use.

When Should the Test be Ordered

  • Persistent or chronic diarrhea
  • Bloody diarrhea
  • Diarrhea in association with systemic illness
  • Returned traveler
  • Hospitalized patient

Pathogen Panel

Aeromonas hydrophila Ancylostoma genus Ascaris genus Blastocystis hominis Cryptosporidium Cyclospora cayetanensis Dientamoeba fragilis Entamoeba histolytica Enterobius vermicularis Enterocytozoon Giardia lamblia Hymenolepis genus Necator americanus Strongyloides genus Strongyloides stercoralis Trichuris trichuria
Campylobacter coli Campylobacter jejuni Campylobacter pool Campylobacter upsaliensis Clostridioides difficile E. coli O157 EAEC EHEC Intimin EIEC EIEC Shigella EPEC ETEC Helicobacter pylori Hypervirulent C. difficile O27 Plesiomonas shigelloides Salmonella Shigella STEC (Shigatoxin A_B) Vibrio cholerae Vibrio parahaemolyticus Vibrio pool Vibrio vulnificus Yersinia enterocolitica
Adenovirus F40/41 Astrovirus Enterovirus Norovirus GI Norovirus GII Norovirus Pool Parechovirus Rotavirus A, B, C Sapovirus (I,II, IV) Sapovirus G.V (V)