Evaluation of the duopath verotoxin test for detection of shiga toxins in cultures of human stools.

@article{Park2003EvaluationOT,
  title={Evaluation of the duopath verotoxin test for detection of shiga toxins in cultures of human stools.},
  author={Choong Hak Park and Hyoung Jin Kim and Doug L. Hixon and Andreas Bubert},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  year={2003},
  volume={41 6},
  pages={
          2650-3
        }
}
The Duopath Verotoxin test (Merck KgaA, Darmstadt, Germany) is a newly developed immunochromatographic test for the confirmation of Shiga toxin (Stx)-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) strains from food products. This test detects both Stx 1 (Stx1)-positive and Stx2-positive samples individually with the same device. By modification of the original protocol, the present study evaluated its performance and feasibility for clinical application with human stool samples, consisting of 41 frozen… CONTINUE READING

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