Syndromic Testing: Distinguishing the Cause of Gastrointestinal Illness in Pediatric Patients

Gastrointestinal illnesses in pediatric patients are common but concerning for their parents. Parents want solid answers they can act on, and the best way to get them those answers? Syndromic testing.

Gastroenteritis is an inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract and is often caused by infectious agents, including bacteria, viruses, and parasites. With symptoms including diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and/or abdominal cramps, the underlying cause may not be determined by clinical presentation alone.