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Shiga Toxin types 1 and 2

Order Name SHIGA TX
Test Number: 3504650
Revision Date 12/07/2012
Test Name Methodology LOINC Code
Shiga Toxin type 1
ImmunoCard 51940-5 
Shiga Toxin type 2
ImmunoCard 51939-7 
Specimen Specimen Volume (min) Specimen Type Specimen Container Transport Environment
Preferred See Instructions Stool, Random ETM or Cary Blair container Refrigerated
Alternate 1 See Instructions Stool, Random Parapak (C and S) Refrigerated
Instructions Stool should be placed in modified Cary-Blair Para-Pak Culture Media within 2 hours of collection and kept refrigerated. (PARA-PAK C and S available from lab stores.)
Testing Schedule Sun-Sat 
Expected TAT 2-3 Days  
Clinical Use This test is a immunochromatographic rapid test for the qualitative detection of Shiga toxins 1 and 2 (also called Verotoxins) produced by E. coli in cultures derived from clinical stool specimens. This test used in conjunction with the patient's clinical symptoms and other laboratory tests to aid in the diagnosis of diseases caused by enterohemorrhagic E. coli (EHEC) infections. 
Notes Refer to the Mircrobiology page in the Specimen Collection section of our service guide for more information on Stool Collection Containers.
CPT Code(s) 87015, 87899, 87899-59
Lab Section Microbiology