|Last Updated: March 22, 2019 @ 9:13 am|
E.coli Shiga-like Toxin
|Stability:||Ambient: 2 Hour(s); Refrigerated: 3 Day(s); Frozen: 1 Week(s); Incubated: Unacceptable|
|Interpretive Data:||Please see report for interpretive data.|
This qualitative test detects Shiga-like toxin which may be produced by E. coli as well as Shigella dysenteriae type 1 strains. A positive test does not exclude the diagnosis of hemorrhagic colitis. Antimicrobial agents should not be used by patients infected with Shiga-Toxin producers since it increases the risk of hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS).