Sensitivities and specificities of premier E. coli O157 and premier EHEC enzyme immunoassays for diagnosis of infection with verotxin (Shiga-like toxin)-producing Escherichia coli. The SYNSORB Pk Study investigators.

@article{Mackenzie1998SensitivitiesAS,
  title={Sensitivities and specificities of premier E. coli O157 and premier EHEC enzyme immunoassays for diagnosis of infection with verotxin (Shiga-like toxin)-producing Escherichia coli. The SYNSORB Pk Study investigators.},
  author={Andrew M. R Mackenzie and Pierre Lebel and Elaine Orrbine and Peter C. Rowe and Lucie Hyde and Frank Wan Kin Chan and Wendy Johnson and Peter N. McLaine},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  year={1998},
  volume={36 6},
  pages={1608-11}
}
This study describes the performance of two rapid enzyme immunoassays, Premier E. coli O157 and Premier EHEC (Meridian Diagnostics Inc., Cincinnati, Ohio) for the detection in stools of Escherichia coli O157 and verotoxins (Shiga-like toxins), respectively. Both tests were performed on stools from 876 children presenting to eight emergency departments with diarrhea. Standard culture, including E. coli O157:H7 isolation, was performed, and paired sera were taken for anti-O157-lipopolysaccharide… CONTINUE READING