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Test Code GIPCR Gastrointestinal Panel PCR (GI Panel PCR)

Important Note

Cary Blair Transport Media is poisonous: If accidently ingested, call a doctor immediately. Drink milk or water to help dilute the fluids. Avoid contact with skin and flush well with water if this should occur.


Additional Codes


MA Cerner: GI Panel PCR

Specimen Requirement

A fresh Stool sample and a Stool specimen transferred to Para-Pak C & S vial is required.

Additional Specimen Collection Information

  • Collect at least 200 mcL of stool specimen and transfer to a Para-Pak C & S vial (Cary Blair transport media) within 2 hours from time of collection. Stool in Cary Blair transport media may be stored at room temperature or refrigerated for up to 4 days.
    Formed stools will be rejected. A pathologist consult is required for testing on formed stool specimens.
  • Also collect unformed stool in a sterile container to be used for reflex testing if C. diff is detected on the GI Panel. Specimens should be refrigerated after collection. Specimens are stable for up to 4 days when stored at 2-8 C.

Useful For

Evaluating patients suspected of having gastrointestinal infection with enteric pathogen(s).


Test performed Monday through Sunday
Typically completed within 24 hours after the specimen arrives at the testing site.
Samples received in the lab by 1400 Monday through Friday will be reported the same day; samples received after 1400 will be tested the next day. On weekends or holidays, the sample must be received in the lab by 1100 Saturday and Sunday to be reported the same day.

CPT Code Information

0097U  Gastrointestinal pathogen, multiplex reverse transcription and multiplex amplified probe technique, multiple types or subtypes, 22 targets (Campylobacter [C. jejuni/C. coli/C. upsaliensis], Clostridium difficile [C. difficile] toxin A/B, Plesiomonas shigelloides, Salmonella, Vibrio [V. parahaemolyticus/V. vulnificus/V. cholerae], including specific identification of Vibrio 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 the E. coli O157 serogroup within STEC], Shigella/Enteroinvasive Escherichia coli [EIEC], Cryptosporidium, Cyclospora cayetanensis, Entamoeba histolytica, Giardia lamblia [also known as G. intestinalis and G. duodenalis], adenovirus F 40/41, astrovirus, norovirus GI/GII, rotavirus A, sapovirus [Genogroups I, II, IV, and V])


87507  Infectious agent detection by nucleic acid (DNA or RNA); gastrointestinal pathogen, include multiplex reverse transcription, when performed, and multiplex amplified probe technique, multiple types or subtypes, 12-25 targets.

LOINC Code Information

In process

Test Method

Nested Multiplex PCR (nmPCR) and High Resolution Melting Analysis; FilmArray

Reference Values

Campylobacter (jejuni, coli and upsaiensis): Not detected
Clostridium difficile (toxin A/B): Not detected
Plesiomonas shigelloides: Not detected
Salmonella: Not detected
Yersinia enterocolitica: Not detected
Vibrio (parahaemolyticus, vunificus and cholera): Not detected

Vibrio cholerae: Not detected

Enterotoxic E. coli (ETEC) lt/st: Not detected

Enteroaggregative E. coli (EAEC): Not detected

Enteropathogenic E. coli (EPEC): Not detected

Enterotoxigenic E. coli (STEC) stx 1/ stx 2: Not detected

E. coli O157: Not detected

Shigella/Eneroinvasive E. coli (EIEC): Not detected
Cryptosporidium: Not detected
Cyclospora cayetanensis: Not detected
Entamoeba histolytica: Not detected
Giardia lamblia: Not detected

Adenovirus: Not detected
Astrovirus: Not detected
Norovirus: Not detected
Rotavirus A: Not detected
Sapovirus (I, II, IV, V): Not detected

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