Laboratory Test Detail

Last Updated: May 26, 2019 @ 9:13 am

4110

E.coli Shiga-like Toxin

Specimen:Collect:
  • Random Stool in Enteric Pathogen Transport Media

Also Acceptable:
  • Live Pure Culture in Agar plate/slant
Submit:
  • 5 mL (Min:1 mL) Random Stool in Enteric Pathogen Transport Media. Submit Refrigerated.

Also Acceptable:
  • Live Pure Culture in Agar plate/slant. Submit Ambient.
Rejection Criteria:
  • Stool in other transport media/preservative (exception Cary-Blair).
    Stool on Swab.
Stability:Ambient: 2 Hour(s); Refrigerated: 3 Day(s); Frozen: 1 Week(s); Incubated: Unacceptable
Methodology:
  • Immunochromatographic Assay
Performed:Sun-Sat
Reported:1-3 Day(s)
CPT Codes:
  • 87046
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).
Components:
  • 4110 - SHIGA TOXIN
  • 4111 - REVIEW INDICATED
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