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Last Updated: November 14, 2019 @ 10:13 am


E. coli SHIGA-LIKE Toxin

  • Random Stool in Enteric Pathogen Transport Media

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

Also Acceptable:
  • Live Pure Culture . Submit Ambient.
Special Handling:
  • Also Acceptable: Actively growing isolate of E. coli, in pure culture or on a swab in bacterial transport media.
    Specimen Preparation:
    Stool: Place in enteric transport media (ETM) immediately after collection. (Min: 1 g)
    E. coli Isolate: Transfer to a sealed container. Submit Ambient. Stable ambient 1 week.
Rejection Criteria:
  • Stool not in ETM
    Specimens or isolates from sources other than stool
    Specimens in preservatives
Stability:Ambient: 1 Hour(s); Refrigerated: 3 Day(s); Frozen: 1 Week(s); Incubated: Unacceptable
  • Qualitative Enzyme Immunoassay
Reported:2-3 Day(s)
CPT Codes:
  • 87427
  • 93764 - E. COLI SHIGA TOX
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