Diarrhea Tests: xTAG® Gastrointestinal Pathogen Panel (GPP)

Gastrointestinal Pathogen Panel (GPP) detects 14 common viruses, bacteria, and parasites that cause infectious diarrhea.

Diarrheal disease strikes more than two billion times globally each year and is a leading cause of child morbidity and mortality worldwide(1). In the United States alone, 99 million cases of GI infection occur annually, leading to over 250,000 hospitalizations(2) and 17,000 deaths(3), inflicting a significant toll on the healthcare system. Diagnosis of some causes of infectious gastroenteritis has traditionally required multiple tests across the microbiology, virology, and molecular laboratories for which results may not be available for several days. 

The Luminex xTAG Gastrointestinal Pathogen Panel is one test, with one stool sample and it can produce 14 results. From this single and simple laboratory test, one can get results for the 14 most common causes of infectious gastroenteritis from a single stool sample. It is a qualitative multiples test intended for the simultaneous detection and identification of nucleic acids from multiple gastroenteritis-causing viruses, bacteria and parasites (including toxin gene detection) in human stool samples that are fresh, frozen or in a holding medium, from individuals with signs and symptoms of infectious colitis or gastroenteritis. The following pathogen types and subtypes are identified using the xTAG GPP:

  • Campylobacter
  • Clostridium difficile Toxin A/B
  • Cryptosporidium
  • E. coli O157
  • Enterotoxigenic E.coli (ETEC)
  • Shiga Toxin-producing E. coli (STEC)
  • Giardia lamblia
  • Norovirus GI/GII
  • Rotavirus A
  • Salmonella
  • Shigella

In conclusion, one can get fast, comprehensive results of 14 most common pathogen targets of the causative bacterial, viral and parasitic agents of gastroenteritis with our Luminex xTAG Gastrointestinal Pathogen Panel (GPP) molecular testing. It is simplified because all 14 targets are included in one test hence requiring only one sample. As discussed earlier, co-infections can be detected and handled earlier when the Luminex GPP test is used. Apart from that, it can assist in reducing overall cost for both the patient and hospitals as well as decreasing isolation days. 

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Cranford Patient Service Center

  • 27 South Avenue West, Cranford, NJ 07016
  • (908) 441-7710
  • (908) 441-7711
  • Mon., Tue., Wed.: 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Thu., Fri.: 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sat.: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • Sun.: CLOSED

Linden Patient Service Center

  • 1901 East Linden Avenue, Unit 25, Linden, NJ 07036
  • (908) 474-1004
  • Mon. – Fri.: 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
  • Sat., Sun.: CLOSED

Somerset Patient Service Center

  • 1553 Rt.27, Somerset, NJ 08873
  • (609) 527-9199
  • (609) 527-9192
  • Mon. – Fri.: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sat., Sun.: CLOSED

Succasunna Patient Service Center

  • 225 State Route 10, Succasunna, NJ 07876
  • (973) 971-9314
  • Mon. – Fri.: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sat., Sun.: CLOSED

Voorhees Sheppard Patient Service Center

  • 903 Sheppard RD., Voorhees, NJ 08043
  • (856) 528-5915
  • Mon. – Fri.: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sat., Sun.: CLOSED

Stamford Patient Service Center

  • 111 High Ridge Road, First Floor, Stamford, CT 06905
  • (908) 583-6632
  • Mon., Wed., Fri.: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
  • Tue., Thu., Sat., Sun.: CLOSED
  • Lunch Break: 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM

Baltimore Patient Service Center

  • 3455 Wilkins Avenue, Suite L10-A, Baltimore, MD 21229
  • (410) 644-4444
  • Mon., – Fri.: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Sat., Sun.: CLOSED

Cambridge Patient Service Center

  • 503 Byrn Street, 2nd Floor, Cambridge, MD 21613
  • (443) 477-6568
  • (443) 477-6530
  • Mon., – Fri.: 6:00 AM – 1:00 PM
  • Sat., Sun.: CLOSED

Greenbelt Patient Service center

  • 7525 Greenway Center Drive, Suite T9, Greenbelt, MD 20770
  • (856) 454-5128
  • (856) 454-5136
  • Mon., – Tue.: 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Thursday: 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Friday: 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Saturday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Sun.: CLOSED

5th Avenue Patient Service Center

  • 5908 5th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11220
  • (718) 880-9970
  • Mon., – Thu.: 10:00 AM-6:00 PM
  • Fri.: 10:00 AM-1:00 PM
  • Sat.: 10:00 AM-6:00 PM
  • Sun.: CLOSED

First Medcare

  • 8707 Flatlands Avenue, Lower Level, Brooklyn, NY 11236
  • (718) 210-1909
  • (718) 210-1910
  • (718) 210-1910
  • Mon., Tue., Thu., Fri.: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
  • Wed.: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Sat., Sun.: CLOSED

New Hyde Park Patient Service Center

  • 1575 Hillside Avenue, New Hyde Park, Suite 100-A, NY 11040
  • (516) 500-1047
  • Mon., – Fri.: 7:30 AM-4:00 PM
  • Sat., Sun.: CLOSED

Rockville Centre Patient Service Center

  • 178 Sunrise Hwy, Lower Level, Rockville Centre, NY 11570
  • (516) 442-0417
  • (516) 442-0418
  • Mon., – Fri.: 7:00 AM-7:00 PM
  • Sat.: 8:00 AM-2:00 PM
  • Sun.: CLOSED

Haverstraw Patient Service Center

  • 52 New Main Street, Haverstraw, NY 10927
  • (845) 310-4659
  • (845) 310-4660
  • Mon., – Thu.: 7:30 AM-4:30 PM
  • Fri., Sat.: 7:00 AM-1:00 PM
  • Sun.: CLOSED

Medical Drive Patient Service Center

  • 1314 Medical drive, Suite 101, Fayetteville, NC 28304
  • (910) 491-5253
  • Mon., – Thu.: 8:00 AM-5:00 PM
  • Fri.: 8:00 AM-2:00 PM
  • Sat., Sun.: CLOSED

Skibo Road Patient Service Center

  • 1905 Skibo Road, Suite 101, Fayetteville, NC 28314
  • (910) 867-7071
  • Mon., – Fri.: 8:00 AM-6:00 PM
  • Sat., Sun.: CLOSED

Walter Reed Patient Service Center

  • 1220 Walter Reed Road, Suite A, Fayetteville, NC 28304
  • (910) 481-1956
  • Mon., – Thu.: 7:00 AM-4:00 PM
  • Fri.: 8:00 AM-2:00 PM
  • Sat., Sun.: CLOSED

Bangor Patient Service Center

  • 225 Erdman Avenue, Bangor, PA 18013
  • (610) 452-9174
  • Mon., – Fri.: 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM
  • Sat., Sun.: CLOSED

Hazelton Patient Service Center

  • 101 South Church Street, Hazelton, PA 18704
  • (570) 455-0747
  • Mon., – Fri.: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Sat., Sun.: CLOSED

Kingston Patient Service Center

  • 517 Pierce Street, Kingston, PA 18704
  • (570) 283-0674
  • Sat., Sun.: CLOSED

ACCU Reference Louisiana Stat LAB

  • 1532 River Oaks Road W., New Orleans, LA 70123
  • (504) 779-8163
  • (504) 779-8164
  • Mon., – Fri.: 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Sat., Sun.: CLOSED

Metairie Patient Service Center

  • 4213 Saxon Street, Suite #100, Metairie, LA 70006
  • (504) 516-2461
  • Mon., – Fri.: 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Sat., Sun.: CLOSED

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