Faecal Multiplex PCR

The Faecal Multiplex PCR stool test can detect 13 enteric pathogens responsible for both viral and protozoal gastroenteritis within a single assay.

Viruses included in the assay are:

  • Norovirus G1
  • Norovirus G2
  • Rotavirus A
  • Adenovirus
  • Enterovirus
  • Sapovirus
  • Bocavirus
  • Cryptosporidium species
  • Giardia intestinalis
  • Entamoeba histolytica
  • Dientamoeba fragilis
  • Blastocystis hominis

Clinical Benefits:

  • Distinguish between patients with Inflammatory bowel disease and Irritable bowel disease
  • Determine disease activity and risk of relapse in IBD patients, and assess the level of mucosal healing
  • Help to identify patients with abdominal symptoms who may require further investigative procedures

Test Kit

After the practitioner has provided a request form, the patient can order their Faecal Multiplex PCR kit online at befunctional.com.au/store. Each test kit contains full instructions.

Specimen Requirements

Stool Sample - Home testing kit

The test kits provided contain everything required to complete the test.

 Patient Preparation

  • Patients must follow their usual diet prior to collecting a stool specimen
  • The stool specimen must be collected in the morning, where possible. Otherwise, the first bowel movement of the day.
  • If the patient is currently taking antibiotics, only proceed with this collection two weeks after the patient can completed the course of probiotic therapy.
  • Natural laxatives can be used if constipation is a problem. This includes herbal and nutritional supplements. Do not use pharmaceutical laxatives as these medications can alter test results.

Turnaround Time

The standard turnaround time for this test is 10-14 business days.



Additional $20.00 postage & handling fee applies to this test.


Prepayment is required when ordering test kit.



Companion Tests:

  • Intestinal Permeability (IP)
  • Complete Digestive Stool Analysis (CDSA)
  • FoodPrint Food Sensitivity Testing