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Faeces PCR testing

  • Results in 1 day
  • PCR can detect what culture might miss

Bacteria

For detection of Bacterial Pathogens, we will perform both PCR testing and culture. The PCR test is more sensitive and will detect organisms that may be missed on culture alone.

However, a positive culture would also enable antibiotic sensitivity testing to be performed.

For suspected Clostridioides difficile, we are introducing an EIA test to detect the presence of toxin when the C. difficile PCR is positive.

 

Parasites

When Parasites are suspected, our PCR test will detect the following organisms.

  • ¨Entamoeba histolytica
  • ¨Giardia intestinalis
  • ¨Cryptosporidium spp.
  • ¨Blastocystis hominis
  • ¨Dientamoeba fragilis

Viruses

We will be introducing PCR for Viruses to increase sensitivity and specificity of testing.