|Last Updated: December 9, 2023 @ 10:13 am|
E.coli Shiga-like Toxin
|Stability:||Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 3 Day(s); Frozen: Unacceptable; 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).
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