E. coli O157:H7 Lab Services
E. coli O157:H7 is one of the most pathogenic strains of Escherichia coli (E. coli). Undercooked or raw hamburger (ground beef) has been implicated in many of the documented outbreaks. However, E. coli O157:H7 outbreaks have also originated from contaminated alfalfa sprouts, unpasteurized fruit juices, dry-cured salami, lettuce, game meat and cheese curds.
- This method detects the Presence or Absence of the bacterium. A confirmation charge may be incurred in cases of Presumptive Positive screens. A 50g minimum sample is recommended. Environmental surface samples can also be analyzed.
- EMSL Test Code: F108
- Sample retention time – 30 days, unless highly perishable