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Gastrointestinal Pathogen PCR (Self-collect)

Please post self-collected samples on the same day they are taken, avoid posting over weekends and bank holidays.

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Detection of Bacterial, Viral and Parasitic Infection by Multiplex Real-Time PCR

Bacteria and Bacterial Toxins
C. difficile Toxin A/B gene, Campylobacter spp., Enteroaggregative E.coli (EAEC), Enteroinvasive E.coli (EIEC)/Shigella, Enterotoxigenic E.coli (ETEC), Enteropathogenic E.coli (EPEC), Plesiomonas shigelloides, Salmonella, Shiga-toxin producing E.coli (STEC) stx1/stx2, Shiga-toxin producing E.coli (STEC) O157:H7, Vibrio cholerae, Vibrio parahaemolyticus, Vibrio vulnificus, Yersinia enterocolitica

Adenovirus 40/41, Astrovirus, Norovirus GI, Norovirus GII, Rotavirus A, Sapovirus (I, II, IV, V)

Cyclospora cayetanensis, Cryptosporidium spp., Entamoeba histolytica, Gardia lamblia

This does NOT include stool for m/c/s – this needs to be requested as a separate test. Please provide two samples if this is required.



Sample Reqs

Universal faecal container


2 days

Special instructions

No special instructions

Self-collect kit


Sample type guide

Last-updated: 17/12/2022


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