Days Set Up
Analytic Time

1 day

MiChart Code
Gastrointestinal Panel, PCR
Soft Order Code

Test Updated:


GI Pathogen Panel
Yersinia enterocolitica
Enteroaggregative E.coli (EAEC)
Enteropathogenic E.coli (EPEC)
Enterotoxigenic E.coli (ETEC)
Shiga-like toxin-producing E.coli (STEC)
Shigella/Enteroinvasive E.coli (EIEC)
Cyclospora cayetanensis
Vibrio cholera
Rotavirus A and Sapovirus
Norovirus GI/GII
Adenovirus F40/41
Giardia lamblia
Clostridium difficile toxin A/B
Plesiomonas shigelloides
Entamoeba histolytica

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Test Overview

Test Methodology

FilmArray multiplex Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

Test Usage

The Gastrointestinal Panel (GIPAN) is a multiplexed nucleic acid test intended for qualitative detection of multiple gastrointestinal bacteria, viruses and parasites.

Reference Range


* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

Specimen Requirements

Collection Offsite

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 for patient instructions.

Minimum Volume
5 grams of stool

Billing Information

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Quality that sets us apart

As the reference laboratory division of Michigan Medicine's Department of Pathology, MLabs shares the institution's commitment to applying established quality principles to clinical laboratory testing. Like other large organizations in complex, consequential fields, we rely on an established approach to monitor quality throughout the testing process.