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Faecal Multiplex DNA PCR -Stool (Test Code 2002)

Collection Method

Stool

Turn Around Time

3-5 Business Days

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PCR testing is a sensitive method for the detection of ten major enteric pathogens. The faecal PCR test detects parasite and bacterial DNA, making it a more accurate technique than a standard Micro, Culture and Sensitivity (MC&S) that would normally be requested by conventional laboratories.

The faecal PCR profile is capable of rapid, specific and sensitive detection of the bacterial and parasitic pathogens most commonly responsible for causing infectious gastroenteritis that may otherwise go undetected by traditional microbiological techniques.  PCR is based on molecular screening of parasites rather than detection of parasites based on examination of stool under a microscope.

When diagnosing infectious gastroenteritis, conventional diagnostic methods such as faecal microscopy, culture, and sensitivities (and even biochemical tests and ELISA) can be laborious, expensive and insensitive. Additionally, although infection with multiple pathogens is common, existing diagnostic methods are typically ordered and performed for individual pathogens, such that these individual assays may routinely miss the diversity of infecting organisms.

What is tested in the PCR test?

Parasites:

  • Giardia intestinalis
  • Cryptosporidium
  • Dientamoeba fragilis
  • Entamoeba histolytica
  • Blastocystis hominis

Bacteria:

  • Campylobacter spp
  • Salmonella spp
  • Shigella spp
  • Yersinia enterocolitica
  •  Aeromonas spp

Conditions:

  • IBS
  • Diarrhoea
  • Bloating
  • Chronic exhaustion/Fatigue
  • Constipation
  • Excess wind
  • Skin irritations
  • Never satisfied or full after meals
  • Patients that have been on a recent vacation
  • Abdominal pain


 

Test Method

PCR- Poly Chain Reaction

Analytes

PARASITES:
Giardia Intestinalis
Cryptosporidium
Dientamoeba Fragilis
Entamoeba Histolytica
Blastocystis Hominis

BACTERIA:
Campylobacter spp
Salmonella spp
Shigella spp
Yersinia Enterocolitica
Aeromonas spp

Plesiomonas spp

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