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Great Basin Shiga Toxin Direct Test

Great Basin Scientific has launched its Shiga Toxin Direct Test, a stand-alone test to provide the Center for Disease Control's recommended identification of the high-virulence serotype O157 in conjunction with detecting Shiga toxin-producing E. coli. The test simplifies the workflow for laboratory technicians, enabling sample-to-result testing with less than one minute of hands-on time using a patient's preserved stool without overnight enrichment, the company said. It is the only stand-alone molecular testing detecting both Shiga toxin-producing E. coli and E. coli O157 cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the company said.