GI Pathogen Panel
Enteroaggregative E.coli (EAEC)
Enteropathogenic E.coli (EPEC)
Enterotoxigenic E.coli (ETEC)
Shiga-like toxin-producing E.coli (STEC)
Shigella/Enteroinvasive E.coli (EIEC)
Rotavirus A and Sapovirus
Clostridium difficile toxin A/B
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FilmArray multiplex Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
The Gastrointestinal Panel (GIPAN) is a multiplexed nucleic acid test intended for qualitative detection of multiple gastrointestinal bacteria, viruses and parasites.
* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.
Collect fresh random stool specimen. Add stool specimen to transport vial until liquid reaches fill line. Emulsify specimen thoroughly in transport fluid. If necessary, place a urine bag on the patient to prevent urine contamination. Acceptable specimens are stool sent in Stool Culture transport (orange cap - Cary Blair) stored at room temperatture or refrigerated up to 4 days. If an unacceptable specimen is received, the client will be notified before disposal of the original specimen. See MLabs Stool Specimen Collection Instructions available online at http://mlabs.umich.edu/files/pdfs/GL-Stool_Collection_Guidelines.pdf for patient instructions.