alexa Evaluation of enzyme immunoassays and real-time PCR for detecting Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli in Southern Alberta, Canada.
Genetics & Molecular Biology

Genetics & Molecular Biology

Advances in Molecular Diagnostics

Author(s): Chui L, PattersonFortin L, Kuo J, Li V, Boras V

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Abstract Two immunoassays (Shiga Toxin Chek and Shiga Toxin Quik Chek) and real-time PCR were used to detect Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli. For enriched culture, the sensitivity and specificity of the three methods ranged from 80.0\% to 98.2\% and 98.0\% to 100.0\%, respectively. STEC isolates were identified in 2.6\% of the 784 samples. Copyright © 2015, American Society for Microbiology. All Rights Reserved.
This article was published in J Clin Microbiol and referenced in Advances in Molecular Diagnostics

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