Stool Bacterial Pathogens Panel

The Burden

The CDC estimates that there are approximately 48 million cases of foodborne illness in the US every year.1

Conventional laboratory methods require extensive hands-on labor and can take 3-4 days to produce a definitive result, delaying appropriate treatment and epidemiological efforts. Nearly 95% of all stool samples are negative, yet still require similar hands-on and incubation times as positive specimens.

Conventional bacterial stool culture is one of the more time-consuming tests in a routine clinical microbiology laboratory. In addition, less than 5% of stool cultures yield positive results. Mortensen et al. BMC Clinical Pathology (2015)15:9

While rapid, molecular diagnostic solutions exist, these are often large panels containing extra analytes that are frequently considered “medically unnecessary” with payers, and with co-infections that are difficult to interpret.

The Solution

Great Basin’s Stool Bacterial Pathogens Panel detects the most common bacterial causes of gastroenteritis directly from a preserved patient stool specimen:

  • C. jejuni and C. coli
  • Salmonella
  • Shigella
  • Shiga toxin 1 (stx1)
  • Shiga toxin 2 (stx2)
  • The O157 E. coli serotype (if Shiga toxin positive)

Streamline your laboratory’s workflow by eliminating stool culture. Our right-sized Stool Bacterial Pathogens Panel produces a definitive result in about 90 minutes, with less than one minute of hands-on time, so your laboratory’s valuable resources can be spent elsewhere.

Avoid the pitfalls of large panels with a right-sized approach. Cost-effectively test for the pathogens that make sense without paying for unnecessary analytes or producing confusing results.

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1 CDC: Estimates of Foodborne Illness in the US