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EPIC CODE: LAB5043 Stool Film Array


Sunquest: STLPCR


UPH Methodist Hospital


Stool. Transfer to Cary Blair media within one hour of collection to fill line.

Storage/Transport Temperature

Transport in Cary Blair at Ambient (room temperature) temperature as soon as possible.

Stability (from collection to initiation)

Ambient: 72 hours

Refrigerated: 72 hours

Unacceptable Conditions

  • Stool in Cary Blair that is overfilled or underfilled may be rejected.
  • Swab or unpreserved stool.
  • Specimens received within 6 weeks of a Detected result: this assay is not approved as test of cure since nucleic acid may persist after treatment and prompt false detection.
  • Specimens received within 7 days of a Not Detected result; this assay does not require repeat testing if the original sample had no antibody detections.

Molecular testing is not meant for testing for cure. If testing for cure based on previous Stool Film Array results, please contact Dr. Lori Rasca at 309-671-2181 prior to ordering.


Days Performed

Daily (Sunday-Saturday)


Multiplexed nucleic acid


Includes testing for Stool Culture (Salmonella, Shigella & Campylobacter), Rotavirus, Yersinia, Vibrio, E Coli0157, Giardia, C. Difficile and Cryptosporidium Pathogens Detected include:

Campylobacter Salmonella Enteropathogenic E Coli Cytosporidium
C Diff Toxin A/B Vibrio Cyclospora Sapovirus
Yersinia Shigella Enterotoxigenic E Coli Entamoeba histolytica
Plesiomonas Enteraggregative E Coli E Coli 0157 Giardia lamblia
Rotavirus Adenovirus Astrovirus Norovirus

Reference Interval

Not Detected