Reference laboratories

European Union Reference Laboratory for Escherichia coli

PTs on molecular typing of pathogenic E. coli strains

The PT scheme on molecular typing of pathogenic E. coli strains aims at evaluating and improving the capacity of the NRLs to perform molecular typing of the isolates, to best accomplish the duty of contributing to the upcoming European database of molecular typing data managed by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). From 2018, these PT schemes include methods based on NGS and from 2019 The PT schemes on molecular typing are only based on NGS. All the reports are available for download.