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Comparison of an immunochromatographic rapid test with enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay and polymerase chain reaction for the detection of Shiga toxins from human stool samples.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17532589     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Rapid detection of enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli is important for its successful treatment. We have evaluated the immunochromatographic Duopath Verotoxin-test for detection of Shiga toxins, in comparison with enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay and polymerase chain reaction, on 240 clinical human stool samples. The Duopath-test showed a lower sensitivity and specificity.
Katharina Grif; Dorothea Orth; Manfred P Dierich; Reinhard Würzner
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Evaluation Studies; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2007-05-29
Journal Detail:
Title:  Diagnostic microbiology and infectious disease     Volume:  59     ISSN:  0732-8893     ISO Abbreviation:  Diagn. Microbiol. Infect. Dis.     Publication Date:  2007 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-09-18     Completed Date:  2007-12-06     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8305899     Medline TA:  Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  97-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Hygiene, Microbiology and Social Medicine, Innsbruck Medical University, Austrian Reference Centre for Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli, A-6020 Innsbruck, Austria.
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MeSH Terms
Chromatography / methods
Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay
Escherichia coli Infections / diagnosis*
Feces / microbiology*
Immunoassay / methods*
Polymerase Chain Reaction
Predictive Value of Tests
Shiga Toxins / analysis*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Shiga Toxins

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