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Implementation of molecular testing for gastroenteritis in a clinical microbiology laboratory may reduce strain on overburdened technologists and improve turnaround time as well as diagnostic yield. In settings where stool cultures are normally outsourced to a reference or central laboratory, gastrointestinal (GI) panels may be added to existing rapid diagnostic methods (such as those used for respiratory viruses or blood cultures) to expand the capabilities of the onsite laboratory. This activity provides a clear understanding of the advantages and disadvantages of GI panels that are currently commercially available and provides guidance for their appropriate implementation/utilization in a variety of clinical contexts.
This clinical pathology activity is intended for pathologists.
After completing this activity, you should be able to:
- List common infectious causes of diarrhea in the United States.
- Describe the clinical context in which diagnostic testing for the etiologic agent of acute infectious diarrhea is indicated.
- Recognize the similarities and differences between commercially available molecular gastrointestinal (GI) syndromic panels.
- Compare the advantages and limitations of currently available GI syndromic panels.
Thomas J. Kirn, MD, PhD, FCAP
Clinical Pathology Improvement Program
Accreditation: The College of American Pathologists (CAP) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
CME Category 1: The College of American Pathologists designates this internet enduring material educational activity for a
maximum of 1.25
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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This activity and evaluation are available August 15, 2022, and expire August 14, 2025, at 11:59 PM (CT). Upon completion of the activity your credit will be awarded. Your certificate may be downloaded from your Transcript.