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.

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… CONTINUE READING