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Volume 18, Number 3—March 2012

Dispatch

Laboratory Practices and Incidence of Non-O157 Shiga Toxin–producing Escherichia coli Infections

Kathleen A. StigiComments to Author , J. Kathryn MacDonald, Anthony A. Tellez-Marfin, and Kathryn H. Lofy
Author affiliations: Washington State Department of Health, Shoreline, Washington, USA

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Routine clinical laboratory practice to detect Shiga toxin (Stx)–producing Escherichia coli (STEC) by proportion of laboratories (A) and proportion of annually processed stool specimens (B), Washington, USA, 2010. *One laboratory reported use of neither method but represented <0.02% of annually processed specimens.

Figure 2. Routine clinical laboratory practice to detect Shiga toxin (Stx)–producing Escherichia coli (STEC) by proportion of laboratories (A) and proportion of annually processed stool specimens (B), Washington, USA, 2010. *One laboratory reported use of neither method but represented <0.02% of annually processed specimens.

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