E. coli Shiga-like Toxin by EIA
0060047
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Mnemonic
ECSLT AG
Methodology
Qualitative Enzyme Immunoassay
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
Within 2 days
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
 
Collect
Stool. OR actively growing isolate of E. coli, in pure culture.  
Specimen Preparation
Stool: Place 5 mL stool in enteric transport media (Cary-Blair) (ARUP Supply #29799) immediately after collection. Available online through eSupply using ARUP Connect™ or contact ARUP Client Services at (800) 522-2787. (Min: 1 mL)
E. coli
Isolate:
Transport sealed container with pure culture on agar slant or on a swab in bacterial transport media. Place each specimen in an individually sealed bag.  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Stool: Refrigerated.
E. coli
Isolate:
Room temperature.  
Unacceptable Conditions
Specimens or isolates from sources other than stool.  
Remarks
 
Stability
Stool in Transport Media: Ambient: 1 hour; Refrigerated: 72 hours; Frozen: 1 week
E. coli
Isolate:
Ambient: 1 week; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: Unacceptable  
Reference Interval
Negative
Interpretive Data
By report.
Note
This test will identify the presence of E. coli Shiga-like toxin, however it cannot determine specific of strains of E. coli. (e.g., E. coli O157:H7)
CPT Code(s)
87427
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart Name
0060047E.Coli Shiga-Like Toxin By EIA
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Cross References
  • Ecoli 0157
  • EHEC
  • Enteropathogenic E. coli
  • Escherichia Coli 0157 Stool Antigen Detection
  • Shiga-like Toxin, fecal
  • Verotoxin Assay