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Gastrointestinal panel (Biofire) - Stool Test

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Gastrointestinal infections are infections of the gut or digestive tract that may be lead to a host of abdomen related signs and symptoms. Apart from clinical examination and routine tests, certain other specialised tests may at times be required to identify and diagnose the exact cause of these infections. The Film Array Gastrointestinal panel (GI) is a nested multiplexed nucleic acid test for qualitative detection and identification of multiple GI pathogens (bacteria, viruses and parasites) in vitro. These tests are usually not used as the first line of testing, but may follow other routine tests.

Written by - Dr. Shibani R, Medical Writer, Medical Affairs

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Gastrointestinal panel (Biofire) - Stool Test Price

Metropolis Healthcare is a leading diagnostics centre and pathology lab in India equipped with the latest state-of-the-art technologies that provides the Gastrointestinal panel (Biofire) - Stool Test with a clear pricing structure.

The Gastrointestinal panel (Biofire) - Stool Test Price in Mumbai is ₹ 18,500 .

We are committed to deliver accurate and quality results from the best labs in India with complete transparency regarding test cost and turnaround time. No matter where you are, we strive to offer patients high-quality service that is affordable and accessible.

Frequently Asked Questions

 Gastrointestinal panel by FilmArray (Biofire) is a multiplex PCR test done to detect 22 different infectious agents which includes bacteria, parasites and viruses.

  • To Diagnose GI tract Infection by multiplex PCR
  • The Film Array GI panel in indicated as an aid in the diagnosis of specific agents of gastrointestinal illness and results should be used in conjunction with other clinical, laboratory and epidemiological data.
  • In cases of prolonged infections of GI tract of uncertain origin to decide the course of treatment.
  • In patients with severe signs of diarrhoea, electrolyte imbalance, and antibiotic associated colitis.
  • Post routine tests and examination to know the exact cause of GI related illness
  • May also be used for differential diagnosis to rule out IBD, Ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease.
  • Patients with prolonged unresolved gut infections.
  • Those with severe diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, dehydration.
  • Patients with complaints of blood in stools with or without diarrhoea
  • Those with recent visit to an endemic region or country.
  • Patients with history of immunosuppression.
  • Patients with prolonged history of antibiotic intake.

This test requires a stool sample. Patient will be explained how to collect stool sample in a sterile container.

Positive or negative result for each of the multiple bacterial, viral, and parasitic agents are determined. Presence of the agent is not conclusive of it being the cause of the condition. Results have to be correlated to signs, symptoms and other laboratory findings.

Positive results do not rule out co-infection with other organisms not included in Film Array GI panel.

This test is not intended to monitor or guide treatment for C. difficile infection.This test is not intended to monitor or guide treatment for C. difficile infection.

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