Table 1.

Serological assay kits used in the analysis ofE. coli MA6 and TT12 strains

Target antigenKitFormataManufacturerReactionb
MA6TT12
O157StainFAKPLc ND
RIMLAREMEL+
OXOIDLAUnipath+
WellcolexLAMurex+
SeikenAGDenka Seiken++
VIDASEIAbioMerieux+
O157EIALMD Laboratories+ND
VIPAbpptBioControl+
RevealAbpptNeogen+
QUIXAbpptUniversal Health WatchND
H7RIMLAREMEL++
SeikenAGDenka Seiken+ND
Stx1Verotox-FRPLADenka Seiken+
Stx2Verotox-FRPLADenka Seiken++
  • a Abbreviations: FA, fluorescent antibody (12); LA, latex agglutination; AG, agglutination; EIA, enzyme immunoassay; Abppt, immunoprecipitation; RPLA, reverse passive latex agglutination.

  • b −, no reaction; +, reaction; ND, not done.

  • c KPL, Kirkegaard & Perry Laboratories.