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PCR-Parasitology Profile – 3 day – Stool (Test Code 2015)

Collection Method

Stool

Turn Around Time

5-7 business days

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The three day 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. This unique panel looks at the DNA presence of three different collection samples using PCR detection techniques.

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.

Common 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

Direct Culture Examination-EIA

Analytes

Parasites:
Giardia intestinalis
Cryptosporidium
Dientamoeba fragilis
Entamoeba histolytica
Blastocystis hominis

Bacteria:
Campylobacter spp
Salmonella spp
Shigella spp
Yersinia enterocolitica
Aeromonas spp

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