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Faecal Multiplex DNA PCR -Stool (Test Code 2002)

Collection Method


Turn Around Time

2-3 Business Days


Sample Report


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.

What is tested in the PCR test?


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


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


  • 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



Giardia Intestinalis
Dientamoeba Fragilis
Entamoeba Histolytica
Blastocystis Hominis

Campylobacter spp
Salmonella spp
Shigella spp
Yersinia Enterocolitica
Aeromonas spp

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