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?
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?