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Test Code GIPCR Gastrointestinal Panel

Important Note

Test Notification

Due to lack of available reagent kits, this test will be non-orderable, effective immediately.  An update will be provided when testing resumes. 

Alternate Testing Options:

Mayo Test GIP

Ordered as MIMAY-;GIP

 

Biohazard Infectious

Additional Codes

LAB3285

Reference Values

Normal result: Negative for viral nucleic acid

Abnormal result: Positive for viral nucleic acid

Methodology

 Multiplexed Nucleic Acid Test using Filmarray Instrument.

 

Includes the detection of :

  • Campylobacter (C.jejuni/C.coli/C.upsaliensis)
  • Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) toxin A/B
  • Plesiomonas shigelloides
  • Salmonella
  • Vibrio (V. parahaemolyticus/V. vulnificus/V. cholera), including specific identification of Vibrio cholerae
  • Yersinia enterocolitica
  • Enteropathogenic Escherichia coli (EPEC)
  • Enteroaggregative Escherichia coli (EAEC)
  • Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETAC) lt/st
  • Shiga-like toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) stx1/stx2 (including specific identification of the E.coli O157 serogroup within STEC)
  • Cryptosporidium
  • Cyclospora cayetensis
  • Entamoeba histolytica
  • Giardia lamblia
  • Adenovirus F 40/41
  • Astrovirus
  • Norovirus GI/GII
  • Rotavirus A
  • Sapovirus (Genogroups I,II,IV, and V)

Testing and Treatment Algorithm

 

NOTE:

 

The clinical presentation of Gastrointestinal
infections overlap and are non-specific.  Even though bacteria,
virus and parasitic infections tend to peak at certain times of the year, epidemiology
data had proven that multiple organisms are present in the
community at the same time.  Because specific individual
gastrointestinal orders are not clinically useful, the individual
order will be replaced with the panel order per Board approved
policy.  Please contact a Clinical Pathologist at 269-341-8897
with any questions.


 

Specimen Requirements

Outpatient -

Collect raw stool specimen and place in Cary Blair transport container within 2 hours of collection

Inpatient –

Collect raw stool specimen in sterile container and transport to lab immediately (within 1 hour)

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Test Classification and CPT Coding

CPT 87507

Specimen Transport Temperature in Cary Blair Media

Refrigerated:  4 days

Ambient:         4 days

Clinical Utility

The FilmArray Gastrointestinal (GI) Panel is a qualitative multiplexed nucleic acid-based in vitro diagnostic test intended for use with FilmArray systems. The FilmArray GI Panel is capable of the simultaneous detection and identification of nucleic acids from multiple bacteria, viruses, and parasites directly from stool samples in Cary Blair transport media obtained from individuals with signs and/or symptoms of gastrointestinal infection. The following bacteria (including several diarrheagenic E. coli/Shigella pathotypes), parasites, and viruses are identified using the FilmArray GI Panel:

 

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)

 

The FilmArray GI Panel is indicated as an aid in the diagnosis of specific agents of gastrointestinal illness and results are meant to be used in conjunction with other clinical, laboratory, and epidemiological data. Positive results do not rule out co-infection with organisms not included in the FilmArray GI Panel. The agent detected may not be the definite cause of the disease.

 

Concomitant culture is necessary for organism recovery and further typing of bacterial agents.

 

This device is not intended to monitor or guide treatment for C. difficile infection.