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E. coli O157:H7 (Presence / Absence)

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

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