Premier® EHEC

Rapid EIA for the detection of Enterohemorrhagic E. coli (EHEC)


Meridian Bioscience Premier® EHEC

An enzyme immunoassay that detects Shiga Toxins I & II. A streamlined, highly sensitive assay for Shiga Toxin detection in stool.

With Premier EHEC, you will detect ALL of the life threatening serotypes.

If you are using an O157:H7 culture place, which only tests for E. coli O157:H7, your patients are being exposed to those odds. Scientists have recently identified more than 150 shiga-toxin producing E. coli, and the toxin from every one of those serotypes can cause HUS (Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome), resulting in significant injury and even death – particularly with children. Thus, you should be using a test like Meridian’s Premier™ EHEC, which utilizes cutting edge technology to identify all of the harmful serotypes to provide the best patient care possible.

  • The superior technology platform with Premier™ EHEC detects 100% of the shiga-toxin producing serotypes
  • When using the direct stoolprocedure, Premier™ EHEC has a sensitivity of 78.9% (with broth enhancement, sensitivity is 100%)
  • If you think the E. coli incidence in your patient population is low, think again! If you aren’t testing for the right bacteria, it will look like the incidence in your population is low
  • The CDC now recommends that laboratories should be testing all samples for EHEC


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