New Diagnostic kit LATEX VTEC
Biomex Co. Ltd. developed a new latex test "Latex VTEC", which allows the direct detection of VTEC strains in stool, based on determination of their belonging to a specific serological groups. It satisfies customer expectations, as well as allows adjusting the range diagnostic tests to the level of many other European countries. However, the final result of the test will be possible only after identifying pathogenic properties of isolated strains. The "Latex VTEC"kit was established on the basis of epidemiological data.
Method of performing the test is very similar to that for other latex test made by Biomex Limited Inc. and provides a preliminary result already after 48 hours of delivery of samples to the laboratory.
It is very important for prognosis, in connection with the possibility of implementation the appropriate antibacterial therapy, limiting the chance of HUS. Implementation of the test does not require special equipment or a laboratory. The use of killed cultures of strains makes safe for staff.
Infection with Verotoxic Escherichia coli (VTEC), also known as Shigatoxic Escherichia coli (STEC), or because the clinical course of infection, Enterohaemorrhagic (EHEC) results from consumption of contaminated food, water or less often a direct contact with infected animals or people. In the youngest children, the infection occurs most often due to lack of hygiene during food preparation