Escherichia Coli EIA (E. Coli) Add On Only-Genova Kit
Coupon Codes not valid for Add-on testing.

Fasting Required: No

Specimen: Stool

Special Instructions: Ship to lab Monday-Thursday only.
Send in your samples as soon as you complete the test. Store samples at room temperature or refrigerate. Do NOT freeze.
The following are interfering substances and should be discontinued unless
directed otherwise by your physician: bentonite clay, castor oil, mineral oil and rectal suppositories. If you are taking a medication that isn’t listed as an interfering substance, ask your health care professional before stopping any prescribed substance.
We do not suggest collecting during an acute infectious illness. Wait at least 4 weeks from colonoscopy or barium enema before beginning the test.
2 weeks before the test: If taking antibiotics or antifungals, it is recommended that you wait at least 14 days after your last dose before beginning the test (unless instructed otherwise by your physician).
Eat your usual diet during the 2 – 3 days prior to the stool collection.

Results: 10-14 Business Days
Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.


Description:
Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) causes diarrhea. These tests detect the presence of disease-causing (pathogenic) Escherichia coli that produce Shiga toxins. E. coli bacteria commonly occur in nature and they are a necessary component of the digestive process in humans and most other mammals. Most strains of E. coli are harmless, but pathogenic E. coli can be responsible for inflammation of the stomach and intestines (gastroenteritis). There are multiple subtypes of E. coli that cause diarrheal illness, and they are classified by the mechanisms by which they cause disease. For example, some invade the lining of the intestines, causing inflammation, while others produce toxins.