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Test ID GIP Gastrointestinal Pathogen Panel, PCR, Feces

Useful For

Rapid detection of gastrointestinal infections caused by:

-Campylobacter species (Campylobacter jejuni/Campylobacter coli/Campylobacter upsaliensis)

-Clostridioides difficile toxin A/B

-Plesiomonas shigelloides

-Salmonella species

-Vibrio species (Vibrio parahaemolyticus, Vibrio vulnificus, Vibrio cholerae)

-Vibrio cholerae-Yersinia species

-Enteroaggregative Escherichia coli (EAEC)

-Enteropathogenic E coli (EPEC)

-Enterotoxigenic E coli (ETEC)

-Shiga toxin

-E coli O157

-Shigella/Enteroinvasive E coli (EIEC)

-Cryptosporidium species

-Cyclospora cayetanensis

-Entamoeba histolytica


-Adenovirus F 40/41


-Norovirus GI/GII

-Rotavirus A



This test is not recommended as a test of cure.


The FilmArray gastrointestinal panel is a multiplex polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test capable of qualitatively detecting DNA or RNA of 22 pathogens (bacteria, parasites, and viruses) in approximately 1 hour from feces in Cary Blair transport medium.


This test provides diagnosis of infections caused by Campylobacter species, Clostridioides difficile (formerly Clostridium difficile), Plesiomonas shigelloides, Salmonella species, Vibrio species, Vibrio cholerae, Yersinia species, enteroaggregative Escherichia coli, enteropathogenic E coli, enterotoxigenic E coli, Shiga toxin-producing E coli, E coli O157, Shigella/Enteroinvasive E coli, Cryptosporidium species, Cyclospora cayetanensis, Entamoeba histolytica, Giardia lamblia, adenovirus F 40/41, astrovirus, norovirus, rotavirus, and sapovirus.

Method Name

Multiplex Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

Reporting Name

GI Pathogen Panel, PCR, F

Specimen Type


Ordering Guidance

It is not recommended that the following tests be concomitantly ordered if this test is ordered:

-VIBC / Vibrio Culture, Feces

-ROTA / Rotavirus Antigen, Feces

-LADV / Adenovirus, Molecular Detection, PCR, Varies

-GIAR / Giardia Antigen, Feces

-CRYPS / Cryptosporidium Antigen, Feces

-CYCL / Cyclospora Stain, Feces

-STL / Enteric Pathogens Culture, Feces

-CAMPC / Campylobacter Culture, Feces

-SHIGC / Shigella Culture, Feces

-SALMC / Salmonella Culture, Feces

-YERSC / Yersinia Culture, Feces

-E157C / Escherichia coli O157:H7 Culture, Feces

-STFRP / Shiga Toxin, Molecular Detection, PCR, Feces

-CDFRP / Clostridioides difficile Toxin, Molecular Detection, PCR, Feces

-LNORO / Norovirus PCR, Molecular Detection, Feces

Additional Testing Requirements

In some cases, there may be local public health requirements that impact Mayo Clinic Laboratories (MCL) clients and require additional testing on specimens with positive results from this panel. Clients should familiarize themselves with local requirements. MCL recommends clients retain an aliquot of each specimen submitted for this test to perform additional testing themselves, as needed. If necessary, see Interpretation for detailed information about how to obtain this testing.

Shipping Instructions

Specimen must arrive within 96 hours of collection. 

Necessary Information


Specimen Required

Supplies: C and S Vial (T058)

Container/Tube: Cary-Blair transport system is required.


Specific for recovery of enteric pathogens from fecal specimens (15 mL of non-nutritive transport medium containing phenol red as a pH indicator; Cary Blair media: Remel Cary Blair, Protocol Cary Blair, Para Pak C and S [modified Cary Blair]). Submit sample in original Cary Blair medium container (not an aliquot).

Specimen Volume: Representative portion of feces; 1 gram or 5 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Collect fresh fecal specimen and submit in container with transport medium.

2. Place feces in preservative within 2 hours of collection.

Specimen Minimum Volume

1 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Fecal Ambient (preferred) 4 days
  Refrigerated  4 days

Reference Values

Negative (for all targets)

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

Test Classification

This test has been cleared, approved or is exempt by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and is used per manufacturer's instructions. Performance characteristics were verified by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements.

CPT Code Information


LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
GIP GI Pathogen Panel, PCR, F 82195-9


Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
SRCGI Specimen Source 31208-2
37081 Campylobacter species 82196-7
37082 C. difficile toxin 82197-5
37083 Plesiomonas shigelloides 82198-3
37084 Salmonella species 82199-1
37085 Vibrio species 82200-7
37086 Vibrio cholerae 82201-5
37087 Yersinia species 82202-3
37088 Enteroaggregative E. coli (EAEC) 80349-4
37089 Enteropathogenic E. coli (EPEC) 80348-6
37090 Enterotoxigenic E. coli (ETEC) 80351-0
37091 Shiga toxin producing E. coli 82203-1
37092 Escherichia coli O157 serotype 82204-9
37093 Shigella/Enteroinvasive E. coli 80350-2
37094 Cryptosporidium species 82205-6
37095 Cyclospora cayetanensis 82206-4
37096 Entamoeba histolytica 82207-2
37097 Giardia 82208-0
37098 Adenovirus F40/41 82209-8
37099 Astrovirus 82210-6
37100 Norovirus GI/GII 82211-4
37101 Rotavirus 82212-2
37103 Sapovirus 82213-0
37262 Interpretation 59464-8

NY State Approved


Testing Algorithm

The following algorithms are available in Special Instructions:

-Parasitic Investigation of Stool Specimens Algorithm

-Laboratory Testing for Infectious Causes of Diarrhea

Day(s) Performed

Monday through Sunday

Report Available

1 to 2 days