Collection Instructions


Collection Method


Kit Requirements

Stool Test Kit

Turn Around Time

24 hours Turnaround times are estimates


Sample Report


PCR testing is a sensitive method for the detection of ten major enteric pathogens. The faecal PCR test detects parasite and bacterial DNA, making it a more accurate technique than a standard Micro, Culture and Sensitivity (MC&S) that would normally be requested by conventional laboratories.

The faecal PCR profile is capable of rapid, specific and sensitive detection of the bacterial and parasitic pathogens most commonly responsible for causing infectious gastroenteritis that may otherwise go undetected by traditional microbiological techniques.  PCR is based on molecular screening of parasites rather than detection of parasites based on examination of stool under a microscope.


  • PCR detection with identification value of 10 parasitic & bacterial organisms
    • Aeromonas spp
    • Blastocystis hominis
    • Campylobacter spp
    • Cryptosporidium
    • Dientamoeba fragilis
    • Entamoeba histolytica
    • Giardia intestinalis
    • Salmonella spp
    • Shigella spp
    • Yersinia enterocolitica

Test Method

(PCR) Polymerase Chain Reaction

Common Conditions

  • Gastrointestinal and Digestive Health
    • Abdominal pain
    • Bloating
    • Constipation
    • Excess wind
  • Nutritional and Dietary Symptoms
    • Chronic exhaustion/Fatigue
  • Other Health Conditions
    • Diarrhoea
    • IBS
    • Never satisfied or full after meals
    • Patients that have been on a recent vacation
  • Skin and Dermatological Health
    • Skin irritations

Notice To Patients

NutriPATH practices in the usual practitioner-referral system for pathology laboratories. Patients are highly recommended to seek the supervision and guidance of a qualified healthcare practitioner for the interpretation of any lab results and associated information. NutriPATH can offer assistance in locating a suitable practitioner.

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How it works

Step 1

Order test

Your referring practitioner will place this order via their online portal.

Step 2

Collect Samples

A test kit will be dispatched to you and you can conveniently collect your sample in the comfort of your home.

Step 3

Return Samples

Return samples for analysis via the provided courier packaging.

Patient resources

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Practitioner resources

As a leader in the industry, practitioners are able to trust in our ability to provide them with the technology they need to adequately test their clients and patients.

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