Skip to contentSkip to navigation

Biofire, GI pannel, multiplex pannel

Microbiological stool analysis by PCR

Microbiological stool analysis by PCR consists in quickly identifying, on a small sample of stool, the presence of more than twenty microorganisms responsible for diarrhea. Unlike traditional stool analysis based on culture and microscopic identification techniques and not allowing virus identification, microbiological stool analysis by PCR uses the identification of the genetic material of microorganisms after amplification (Polymerase Chain Reaction). This approach allows the following microorganisms to be identified in a few hours and on a single sample:

  • Viruses: Adenovirus F 40/41, Astrovirus, Norovirus GI/GII, Rotavirus A, Sapovirus (I, II, IV and V)

  • Bacteria: Campylobacter (jejuni, coli and upsaliensis), Clostridium difficile, Plesiomonas shigelloides, Salmonella, Yersinia enterocolitica, Vibrio (parahaemolyticus, vulnificus and cholerae), Vibrio cholerae, E. E. diarrheogenic coli/Shigella, enteropathogenic E. coli (EAEC), enteropathogenic E. coli (EPEC), enterotoxigenic E. coli (ETEC) lt/st, Shigatoxin-producing E. coli (STEC) stx1/stx2, invasive E. coli O157 Shigella/E. coli (EIEC)

  • Parasites : Cryptosporidium, Cyclospora cayetanensis, Entamoeba histolytica, Giardia lamblia

Biron sets itself apart

Microbiological stool analysis by PCR to facilitate the diagnosis of gastrointestinal infections*.

  • A single stool sample, compared to up to 4 samples with traditional techniques.
  • Results available in 24 hours compared to 10 working days with traditional techniques.
  • Eliminates trial and error and the cost of additional testing and travel.
  • Avoids unnecessary antibiotic use.
  • Costs reimbursed by most insurers.

*A doctor's prescription is required.

Term of the Week

Hot zone

A hot zone is a section of a facility (sometimes an entire facility or even a city district) where there is a high risk of contamination by patients with an infectious disease. All individuals entering a hot zone must respect appropriate protective measures. By analogy, “cold zone” and “warm zone” are used to refer to areas where there is no infected individual or only individuals suspected of having an infection.