Shiga-like Toxin Antigen : 1000854

Test Code
SHGLG or 1000854

Alias/See Also
E. coli 0157; Enteropathogenic E. coli; Escherichia Coli 0157 Stool Antigen Detection; Verotoxin Assay

CPT Codes
87427

Instructions
Stool:
1. Collect fresh stool in a bedpan or clean wax container.
2. Place 1-2 grams of stool in a clean screw capped tube and submit at 4 C.
OR
3. Unscrew the cap of a Cary Blair transport vial and add approximately 1 gram of fecal material.
4. Securely refasten the cap and vigorously shake the vial to mix stool with transport medium.

Transport Container
Submit 1-2 grams of stool in clean screw capped container or 1 gram stool in Cary Blair transport vial.

Transport Temperature
Screw capped container: Refrigerated; Cary Blair transport vial: Ambient.

Specimen Stability
Transport as quickly as possible.

Methodology
Immunochromatographic assay

Setup Schedule
Sunday - Saturday

Report Available
1-2 days

Reference Range
Negative

Performing Laboratory
med fusion



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