Escherichia coli O157:H7 Detection on swab sponge Proficiency Test


Product Specification

Product Code Proficiency Test Matrix Approx. Size


Swab (Sponge)

2 x sponge swab


Escherichia coli O157:H7


The E.coli O157 strain used is atoxigenic (does not produce a toxin.) It has eae genes but the genes for VT1/VT2,(STX1/STX2) are absent.

Test Description

E. coli is a well-known pathogen from which food poisoning symptoms result. Enjoying a large amount of consumer interest, effective testing is required to highlight areas of potentially unsafe levels of E. coli contamination across a range of foodstuffs. This is a detection (presence / absence) proficiency test on swabs which would be used for hygiene control in food production.

Fapas proficiency tests can challenge your testing laboratories to ensure only high-quality testing standards are achieved. This can therefore ensure your customers, and regulators, receive highly accurate test results without significant bias.

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