NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Great Basin Scientific said today that its Shiga Toxin Direct Test has received 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration.

The PCR-based test is designed to detect Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) and serotype O157 directly from patient specimens. Specifically, the assay detects the stx1 and stx2 genes.

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