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Test Code NBLD0249 Shiga-like Toxin

Useful For

The detection of Escherichia coli shiga-toxin producers

Methodology

Solid-Phase Immunoassay

Performing Laboratory

Bozeman Health Laboratory Services

Specimen Requirements

Submit only 1 of the following specimens:

 

Specimen Type: Preserved stool (preferred)

Container/Tube: ETM (Enteric Transport Medium) Red top vial

Specimen Volume: 5 mL

Collection Instructions:

  1. Collect liquid or loose stool.
  2. Place enough stool in the transport media to reach the "FILL LINE" indicated on vial.  DO NOT overfill the transport or dump transport media out.
  3. Carefully break up the specimen and swirl the contents until thoroughly mixed using the spork attached to the cap.
  4. Label vial with patient’s name (first and last), date and actual time of collection.

Specimen Type: Fresh raw stool

Container/Tube: CLEAN VIAL

Acceptable: Sterile container

Specimen Volume: 5 mL

Collection Instructions:

  1. Collect liquid or loose stool.
  2. Transfer stool to container.
  3. Label container with patient’s name (first and last), date and actual time of collection.

Specimen Rejection:

1. Stool contaminated with urine or water

2. Stool in other preservatives

3. Stool collected in a diaper

Specimen Transport Temperature

Refrigerated

Specimen Stability

 

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Clean Vial Refrigerated 2 hours
ETM Preserved Stool Refrigerated 3 days

 

Reference Values

Negative

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Test Classification and CPT Coding

87427-EIA