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Ascenda BioSciences offers unique stool testing and biopsy panels, providing over 36+ analytes. Our panels provide results for analytes individually, bundled, or comprehensively. 

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The GAP Panel tests for a variety of bacteria, parasites, viruses, inflammatory health markers, and common pathogenic resistance to antibiotics.

GAP Panel 

Our GI inflammatory health markers stool testing provides detailed information about possible inflammation that could occur in the digestive system. These markers are especially helpful in determining IBS or IBD. We also offer H.pylori stool antigen test that detects the presence of possible H.pylori infection.

Our GI inflammatory health markers are an invaluable resource for providers to determine the patient’s condition of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) or Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). IBS and IBD are both chronic illnesses and share many of the same symptoms, however, each is treated differently. If not diagnosed correctly, serious effects could arise from both illnesses. Providers can select from our complete offering of protein markers to fully understand if inflammation exists throughout the entire digestive system.

If providers are concerned with specific areas within the digestive system, individual markers can be selected for precise inflammation detection. These markers provide an abundance of information and has the highest sensitivity and specificity results of any digestive test available. When ordering the GI Health Markers test, you will receive a complete, easy to use collection kit that you return, postage-paid (US only), with your stool specimen.

We process your specimen as soon as it is received in our state-of-the-art facility and provide your test results directly to your physician, usually within three to four business days. Please contact us at customerservice@ascendabio.com or at (855)374-5227 – option 2.

CPT Codes

  • Anti-gliadin: 82784
  • Calprotectin: 83993
  • Fecal Fat: 83690
  • Fecal Occult Blood: 82274
  • H. pylori stool antigen: 87739
  • Lactoferrin: 83361
  • Pancreatic Elastase: 82656
ICD-10 Code Description Associated Test
A04.7 Clostridium difficile Lactoferrin
K51.80 Ulcerative colitis Lactoferrin
K58.0 Irritable Bowel Syndrome Calprotectin
K50.90 Crohn’s disease Calprotectin
K90.0 Celiac disease Anti-Gliadin/Fecal Fat
K90.41 Non-celiac gluten sensitivity Anti-Gliadin/Fecal Fat
K29.0 Acute gastritis with bleeding H. Pylori SA
K27.0 Acute peptic ulcer, site unspecified H. Pylori SA
K80.10 Exocrine pancreatic insufficiency Elastase
K85.10 Other specified diseases of pancreas Elastase

H Pylori & Clarithromycin Biopsy Panel

Our PCR based biopsy testing detection of Helicobacter pylori  and  Clarithromycin resistance can serve as a powerful tool in diagnosis of Helicobacter pylori infection, and as a determinant for treatment efficacy.

  • Clarithromycin Resistance
  • Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori)

PCR can be performed faster than many other diagnostic methods, used to identify diverse genotypes, and employed in epidemiological studies. A considerable advantage of PCR is that it can detect DNA segments of dead organisms in the gastric mucosa of patients after treatment; consequently, it cannot differentiate between a live and dead microorganism.

Molecular detection of H. pylori using PCR testing on DNA extracted from biopsy specimens is an accurate and time sensitive means for diagnosis. Molecular testing may be of particular value for samples that can no longer be successfully cultured because of prolonged transport or in cases where microbiological methods are demanding.

Clarithromycin resistance accounts for about 20-25% of all resistances in H Pylori positive specimens. We offer the H Pylori biopsy coupled with the Clarithromycin resistance detection as a tool to help physicians determine the correct course of treatment of H Pylori.

 When ordering the H. pylori test, you will receive a complete, easy to use collection kit that you return, postage-paid (US only). We process your specimen as soon as it is received in our state-of-the-art facility and provide your test results directly to your physician, usually within three to four business days. Please contact us at customerservice@ascendabio.com or at (678) 580-0613 – option 2.

CPT Code: 87338 – Detect agent nos dna amp (H. pylori)

CPT Code – 87798 – in category: Infectious agent detection by nucleic acid (DNA or RNA), not otherwise specified (Clarithromycin)

ICD-10 Code Description
K27.0 Acute peptic ulcer, site unspecified, with hemorrhage
K27.1 Acute peptic ulcer, site unspecified, with perforation
K27.2 Acute peptic ulcer, site unspecified, with both hemorrhage and perforation
K27.3 Acute peptic ulcer, site unspecified, without hemorrhage or perforation
K27.4 Chronic or unspecified peptic ulcer, site unspecified, with hemorrhage
K27.5 Chronic or unspecified peptic ulcer, site unspecified, with perforation
K27.6 Chronic or unspecified peptic ulcer, site unspecified, with both hemorrhage and perforation
K27.7 Chronic peptic ulcer, site unspecified, without hemorrhage or perforation
K27.9 Peptic ulcer, site unspecified, unspecified as acute or chronic, without hemorrhage or perforation
K29.0 Acutegastritis
K29.00 Acute gastritis without bleeding
K29.01 Acute gastritis with bleeding
K29.2 Alcoholic gastritis
K29.20 Alcoholic gastritis without bleeding
K29.21 Alcoholic gastritis with bleeding
K29.3 Chronic superficial gastritis
K29.4 Chronic atrophic gastritis
K29.5 Unspecified chronic gastritis
K29.6 Othergastritis
K29.7 Gastritis,unspecified
K29.8 Duodenitis
K29.9 Gastroduodenitis,unspecified
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The HP Panel does biopsy samples for H Pylori and its resistance to a common drug Clarithromycin.

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The GIP Panel includes 22 unique markers: bacteria, parasites, and viruses.

GIP Panel (Bacteria, Parasites, and Viruses)

Our multiplexed nucleic acid testing verifies the existence of pathogens with one stool specimen in a singular stool test.

Bacteria

  • Campylobacter
  • Clostridium difficile toxin A/B
  • E. coli O157
  • Plesiomonas shigelloides
  • Salmonella
  • Vibrio
  • Vibrio cholerae
  • Yersinia enterocolitica

Diarrheagenic E. coli/Shigella

  • Enteroaggregative E. coli (EAEC)
  • Enteropathogenic E. coli (EPEC)
  • Enterotoxigenic E. coli (ETEC) lt/st
  • Shiga-like Toxin E. coli (STEC) stx 1/ stx 2
  • Shigella/Enteroinvasive E. coli (EIEC)

Parasites

  • Cryptosporidium
  • Cyclospora cayetanensis
  • Entamoeba histolytica
  • Giardia

Viruses

  • Adenovirus F 40/41
  • Astrovirus
  • Norovirus GI/GII
  • Rotavirus A
  • Sapovirus

The GIP is a multiplexed nucleic acid test that is designed to identify numerous bacteria, parasites and viruses in the digestive system. Using molecular technology, this panel has the capability of detecting multiple pathogens and parasites within a single stool test run and offers the provider the highest standard of testing. The GIP test simultaneously detects and identifies the organisms responsible for over 95% of cases of infectious diarrhea. Indicated uses for GIP: Acute and chronic diarrhea. All patients with symptoms and signs of infectious gastroenteritis or colitis. Inpatient, outpatient and emergency settings Nosocomial surveillance

Specimen: Stool Sample

Collection and transportation

Stool sample collected by the patient or client and transported in the provided Fecal Swab vial at room temperature.

Methodology

Multiplex PCR (polymerase chain reaction) and melt curve analysis. When ordering the GIP test, you will receive a complete, easy to use stool testing collection kit that you return, postage-paid (US only), with your stool specimen. We process your specimen the same day of receipt in our state-of-the-art facility and provide your test results directly to your physician, usually within 1 to 2 business days. Please contact us at customerservice@ascendabio.com or at (855)374-5227 – option 2.

CPT Code: 87506

Infectious agent detection by nucleic acid (DNA or RNA); gastrointestinal pathogen (eg, Clostridium difficile, E. coli, Salmonella, Shigella, norovirus, Giardia), includes multiplex reverse transcription, when performed, and multiplex amplified probe technique, multiple types or subtypes, 2-5 targets.

CPT Code: 87507

Infectious agent detection by nucleic acid (DNA or RNA); gastrointestinal pathogen (eg, Clostridium difficile, E. coli, Salmonella, Shigella, norovirus, Giardia), includes multiplex reverse transcription, when performed, and multiplex amplified probe technique, multiple types or subtypes, 12-25 targets.

The Full Panel includes the GIP and GI Health Markers. C. Diff A/B and AR will be reflex tests for GIP panel.

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