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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.


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