Detects all Shiga toxin-producing E. coli and differentiates between toxins 1 and 2 for optimal patient management while complying with CDC recommendations.
Mac broth: 93.8% GN broth: 89.1% SMAC plate: 100%
Shiga toxins are a family of related toxins with two major groups, Stx1 and Stx2, whose genes are considered to be part of the genome of lambdoid prophages. The toxins are named for Kiyoshi Shiga, who first described the bacterial origin of dysentery caused by Shigella dysenteriae. The most common sources for Shiga toxin are the bacteria S. dysenteriae and the Shigatoxigenic group of Escherichia coli (STEC), which includes serotypes O157:H7, O104:H4, and other enterohemorrhagic E. coli (EHEC).