Because it can be difficult to differentiate the cause of gastrointestinal illness, targeted testing allows clinicians to accurately decide which tests are needed according to the patient’s clinical presentation and history.
The BD MAX™ Enteric Panels provide rapid and improved detection (vs traditional methods) of bacterial, viral and parasite pathogens causing ≥ 95% of infectious diarrhoea. The comprehensive menu of enteric panels significantly reduces time, materials and labour on the stool bench within the Microbiology laboratory.
More timely and accurate results enable:
EIEC, Enteroinvasive Escherichia coli; ETEC, Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli; hAstro, Human Astrovirus; STEC, Shiga toxin–producing Escherichia coli.
Shigella dysenteriae can possess a Shiga toxin gene identical to the Shiga toxin 1 found in STEC.
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