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Food Testing Service Gives EHEC O104:H4 Results Within 24 Hours

Contract Testing Service for E.coli O104:H4Performed in the BIOTECON Diagnostics laboratory, this service offers direct detection of human pathogenic strains of EHEC in foods, including EHEC O104:H4 performed within 24 hours.

BIOTECON Diagnostics GmbH has been a resource for molecular microbiology since 1998, and has developed a PCR test for EHEC , including the specific detection of the current EHEC strain O104: H4.

The PCR assay detects the genes present in EHEC Shiga toxins - stx1 and stx2, and the intimin eae gene. A particular combination of signals points to the presence of E. coli O104: H4.

In further PCR analysis, the human pathogenic EHEC serotypes, including E. coli O104:H4 is assayed specifically.

As the developer of the established foodproof ® rapid tests for the detection of Salmonella, Listeria, Campylobacter, E. coli O157 and other pathogens in food, BIOTECON Diagnostics has proven experience, and approvals for their own labs to work with pathogens such as EHEC.

BIOTECON Diagnostics offers its service around the clock, to quickly and reliably detect E.coli O104H4 in food.


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Date Published: 9th June 2011

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