Recommendations for Diagnosis of Shiga Toxin - Producing Escherichia coli Infections by Clinical Laboratories
MedSun: Newsletter #44, January 2010
This report provides comprehensive and detailed recommendations for Shiga toxin--producing Escherichia coli (STEC) testing by clinical laboratories, procedures for specimen selection, handling, and transport; a review of culture and nonculture tests for STEC detection; and clinical considerations and recommendations for management of patients with STEC infection. Improving the diagnostic accuracy of STEC infection by clinical laboratories should ensure prompt diagnosis and treatment of these infections in patients and increase detection of STEC outbreaks in the community.
CDC MMWR. Recommendations for Diagnosis of Shiga Toxin – Producing Escherichia coli Infections by Clinical Laboratories. October 16, 2009.