Assessment of two commercial agglutination kits for detecting Escherichia coli heat-labile enterotoxin.

@article{Speirs1991AssessmentOT,
  title={Assessment of two commercial agglutination kits for detecting Escherichia coli heat-labile enterotoxin.},
  author={J I Speirs and S. Stavric and Bill Buchanan},
  journal={Canadian journal of microbiology},
  year={1991},
  volume={37 11},
  pages={877-80}
}
Two commercial agglutination kits, a reserved passive agglutination test (VET-RPLA) and a staphylococcal coagglutination test (Phadebact ETEC-LT Test), were compared with two cell culture assays (Y-1 and Vero) and GM1 ganglioside enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (GM1-ELISA) for sensitivity in detecting Escherichia coli heat-labile enterotoxin (LT). Of 48 toxigenic strains, 23 were positive by all assays. One strain was negative only by the Phadebact test. Four strains, all LT-II producers… CONTINUE READING