Reference laboratories

European Union Reference Laboratory for Escherichia coli

Laboratory methods

The laboratory methods for the detection, identification, and typing of STEC and other pathogenic E. coli developed by the EURL-VTEC are available in this section.  

A report on the performance data of the ISO/TS 13136:2012 method for the detection of STEC in food, based on the results of the PTs organized by the EURL, is also available in the list. Such a report can be used as reference for the purpose of the method’s accreditation.