Differentiating E. coli virotypes complements the clinical examination and contributes to decision-making of what to do next and how to prevent disease in the future. Especially in the context of the reduction of antimicrobial use targeted disease prevention is essential. For years IDT has been supporting with STEC-CHECK vouchers the diagnosis and differentiation of E. coli via biomolecular methods.
These types of samples will lead to interpretable results:
For an accurate diagnosis of Shigatoxin encoding E. coli (STEC), IDT offers you the free laboratory analysis.
There is no obligation to purchase IDT products in connection with, or after, the use of the IDT diagnostic tests.
How it works:
Please fill in the asked for information and request your voucher.
You will find further details about sampling and shipping under the appropriate subheading.
IDT also supports you in the interpretation of the results: our technical service team is happy to assist you.
1/3 of the farms tested positive for Shigatoxin
*more than one PCR conducted per sample
1Gotter V (2017). Diagnosing edema disease: the first step in prevention, 48th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Swine Veterinarians, p.115
Results for Shigatoxin detection1
In 2015 462 samples from 167 farms were analysed for virulence factors via multiplex PCR (821 runs). All samples came from pigs with the suspicion of Shigatoxin associated disease. A significant number of non-hemolytic E. coli proved to be positive for Stx2e.
Find out now with a STEC-Check kit for the diagnosis and differentiation of E. coli