Reference laboratories

European Union Reference Laboratory for Escherichia coli

PTs on the detection of pathogenic E. coli in food and related matrices 

The PT scheme on the detection of pathogenic E. coli aims at evaluating and improving the capacity of the NRLs to detect the presence of STEC and other pathogenic E. coli in food and related matrices. The Laboratory methods employed include the ISO methods for the detection of STEC, ISO/TS 13136:2012, as well as other methods developed by the EURL and available in the dedicated section of the website.