Chronic Diarrhea: Target the Source

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GastroIntestinal Specialist is please to announce the addition of the FilmArray® Gastrointestinal (GI) panel. The FilmArray panel tests for common GI pathogens including viruses, bacteria and parasites that cause infectious diarrhea. Symptoms of chronic diarrhea include:

  • Watery stools for more than 4 weeks
  • Abdominal cramps and pain
  • Nausea, vomiting or both
  • Occasional muscle aches or headache
  • Low-grade fever

1 test. 22 GI pathogens. Faster Results.

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BACTERIA:

  • Campylobacter (jejuni, coli, and upsaliensis)
  • Clostridium difficile (toxin A/B)
  • Plesiomonas shigelloides
  • Salmonella
  • Yersinia enterocolitica
  • Vibrio (parahaemolyticus, vulnificus, and cholerae)
    • Vibrio cholerae

DIARRHEAGENIC E. COLI/SHIGELLA:

  • Enteroaggregative E. coli (EAEC)
  • Enteropathogenic E. coli (EPEC)
  • Enterotoxigenic E. coli (ETEC) lt/st
  • Shiga-like toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) stx1/stx2
    • E. coli O157
  • Shigella/Enteroinvasive E. coli (EIEC)

PARASITES:

  • Cryptosporidium
  • Cyclospora cayetanensis
  • Entamoeba histolytica
  • Giardia lamblia

VIRUSES:

  • Adenovirus F40/41
  • Astrovirus
  • Norovirus GI/GII
  • Rotavirus A
  • Sapovirus (I, II, IV, and V)

For testing information, please call (318) 631-9121.