Days Set Up
Daily
Analytic Time

1 day

MiChart Code
Gastrointestinal Panel, PCR
Soft Order Code
GIPAN

Test Updated:

Synonyms

GI Pathogen Panel
Vibrio
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)
Cryptosporidium
Cyclospora cayetanensis
Vibrio cholera
Salmonella
Rotavirus A and Sapovirus
Norovirus GI/GII
Astrovirus
Adenovirus F40/41
Giardia lamblia
Campylobacter
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

Negative

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

Specimen Requirements

Collection Onsite

Collect fresh random stool specimen. Add stool specimen to Cary Blair 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.

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 http://mlabs.umich.edu/files/pdfs/GL-Stool_Collection_Guidelines.pdf for patient instructions.

Minimum Volume
5 grams of stool

Billing Information

CPT Code
0097U
Pro Fee Code
 
LOINC
82195-9

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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.