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E. coli Shiga-like Toxin by EIA
0060047
Ordering Recommendation
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.
Submit With Order
ARUP Consult®
Disease Topics
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: 1 week; 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 NameLOINC
0060047E. coli Shiga-like Toxin by EIA21262-1
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Aliases
  • Ecoli 0157
  • EHEC
  • Enteropathogenic E. coli
  • Escherichia Coli 0157 Stool Antigen Detection
  • Shiga-like Toxin, fecal
  • Verotoxin Assay