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Temporarily Unavailable: Stool Gastrointestinal Panel by PCR
Beginning November 13, 2020, Stool Gastrointestinal Panel by PCR (STGIPR) testing is temporarily unavailable to order from CCL.
Cleveland Clinic Laboratories is experiencing severe supply constraints for Stool Gastrointestinal Panel by PCR (STGIPR) testing. These shortages impact laboratories nationwide, resulting in the inability to identify a reference laboratory to forward this testing.
Alternative Testing Options
The tests listed below cover the range of pathogens detected in the STGIPR test. Depending on clinical circumstances and judgment, various combinations of these tests may serve as an appropriate substitution for STGIPR:
Salmonella spp., Shigella spp., Campylobacter jejuni/coli, and Shiga-toxin (stx1 and stx2) genes
Giardia lamblia and Cryptosporidium species
Cryptosporidium, Cyclospora, and Cystoisospora sp.
Cryptosporidium and Giardia
C. difficile toxin B gene
Norovirus 1 & 2
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