|Mnemonic: ||[ECSLT AG]|
|Name: ||E. coli Shiga-like Toxin by EIA|
|Specimen: ||Place 5 mL stool in enteric transport media (Cary-Blair) collection.|
PREFERRED Sample: A fresh stool sample must be received at the lab within one hour of collection. The sample must not be refrigerated or frozen.
Alternate sample: If a stool sample cannot be brought to the lab within one hour of collection, it can be placed in Cary-Blair transport media. Samples in Cary-Blair media, if refrigerated, are stable up to 48 hours. Cary-Blair collections instructions are listed on LabHelp in the Specimen Collection section.
|Minimum Spec: ||1 mL|
|Transport Temp: ||Refrigerated|
|Spec Stability: ||Stable 3 days refrigerated.|
|Ref Lab/Code: ||ARUP 0060047|
| Method: ||Enzyme Immunoassay|
|Note: ||Shiga toxin screening is included in a routine stool culture.|
Stool Sample Collection Instructions, No Preservative