Empowering appropriate antimicrobial use with rapid diagnostics.

Rapid Testing

Prompt detection is necessary to prevent outbreaks, secondary transmission and to direct appropriate treatment therapies.1,2


The new SHIGA TOXIN QUIK CHEK test from Alere (developed and manufactured by TechLab®, Inc.) is the only rapid test able to detect VTEC/STEC toxins from all common sub-types directly from fecal samples in under 30 minutes. Prompt detection can ensure antibiotics are not prescribed for VTEC disease potentially improving the clinical outcome of the patient.