Gastrointestinal Panel – New Program for 2024

CMPT is offering a Gastrointestinal Panel (GIP). This panel will cover 14 viral, bacterial, and protozoa pathogens mandated by the BC Infectious Diarrhea – Guideline for Investigation that came into effect October 27, 2022


The panel consists of sets of simulated/or patient stool samples for examination of intestinal pathogens using molecular methods sent to laboratories 2-3 times a year; each set will include at least one parasite, one virus, and one bacterial target.


Pathogens targeted by the IDP are:


Adenovirus 40/41

Norovirus GI/GII


Campylobacter spp.

Clostridioides difficile

Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC)

Salmonella spp.

Shigella spp.

Yersina enterocolitica

Vibrio spp.

Cyclospora cayetanensis

Cryptosporidium spp.

Entamoeba histolytica

Giardia spp.


The panel will be available from our order form soon. If you would like to order the program or learn more about it, please contact CMPT.

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