|Background||Infection with Escherichia coli O157:H7 (Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli) presents with a wide spectrum of clinical manifestations, including asymptomatic carriage, nonbloody diarrhea, hemorrhagic colitis, the hemolytic-uremic syndrome, and thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura. Not only is E. coli O157:H7 an important agent for hemorrhagic colitis, it is also one of the leading causes of bacterial diarrhea. Transmission of E. coli O157:H7 is primarily food-borne. Undercooked meat is the most common culprit, dairy products and secondary person-to-person spread are also important. The organism produces at least two Shiga-like toxins. These toxins are thought to have direct pathogenic significance in E. coli O157:H7 infection. This infection is usually diagnosed from a positive stool culture, from the presence of Shiga toxins, or both. Timely collection (within 7 days of illness onset) of a stool sample for culture is imperative for a high recovery rate.|
|Description||The Rapid Campylobacter is a rapid chromatographic immunoassay for the qualitative detection of Campylobacter in feces specimens, which might be useful for the diagnosis of campylobacteriosis.|
|Components||1. Card tests 2. Instructions for use 3. Specimen collection vial with buffer|
|Storage||Store at 15-25°C, DO NOT FREEZE or use beyond the expiration date. The shelf life is 36 months.|
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