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.
Great Basin’s Stool Bacterial Pathogens Panel (SBPP) detects the most common bacterial causes of gastroenteritis directly from a preserved patient stool specimen:
- Campylobacter (jejuni and coli species)
- stx1 (from Shiga toxin-producing coli)
- stx2 (from Shiga toxin-producing coli)
- The O157 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 under 2 hours, with under 1 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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