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E. coli Shiga-like Toxin by EIA

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