At a Glance
Why Get Tested?
To determine if your gastrointestinal symptoms are due to an infection caused by Escherichia coli bacteria that produce Shiga toxin
When to Get Tested?
When you have acute diarrhea that is persistent, severe and/or bloody
A fresh liquid or unformed stool sample that does not contain urine or water, collected in a clean dry container; a rectal swab may be collected from infants. Stool and rectal swab may be placed in transport media for delivery to laboratory.
Test Preparation Needed?