Faecal PCR and Culture
REQUESTING AND COLLECTING

Ordering:
Multiplex PCR for faecal pathogens including viruses, bacteria, toxigenic

Clostridium difficile and unicellular parasites (protozoa such as

Entamoeba histolytica). Helminths (worms) are not included and must

be requested separately. Please request faecal culture with requests

for faecal PCR. Test-of-cure and repeat testing within 7 days is not

recommended unless there is a change in the patient's clinical status.
Container(s):
Sterile container (Sterile Container) - Required

GENERAL INFORMATION

Availability:
Test performed Monday to Saturday Results available following working

day

Laboratory:
Microbiology (8382-9209)

Patient Results:
(02) 8382-9100
Synonyms:
Adenovirus - faeces

Astraovirus - faeces

Blastocystis - faeces

C.difficile toxin

Campylobacter - faeces

Cryptosporidium - faeces

Dientamoeba fragilis - faeces

Entamoeba histolytica - faeces

Giardia - faeces

Norovirus - faeces

PCR and Culture - faeces

Rotavirus - faeces

Salmonella - faeces

Shigella - faeces

Yersinia enterocolitica - faeces
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INSTRUCTIONS FOR HANDLING AT SYDPATH
SydPath Handling:
SPRO: No processing required.

Data Entry Code:
FPM and FAE

SydPath Division:
Microbiology

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Date/Time published: 30/03/2020 17:34:43
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