VereBeefTM Detection Kit is a multiplex PCR/microarray-based test. This nucleic acid-based test is intended for qualitative detection, differentiation and identification of multiple food-borne pathogens in raw beef trim samples. The following organisms are identified:
- Escherichia. coli O157:H7
- non-O157 Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) serogroups
- Salmonella spp.
The virulence genes targeted for E.coli analysis are:
- eae (intimin)
- stx (Shiga-like toxins).
This test is for use in conjunction with the VerePLEX™ Biosystem. This kit is intended for trained laboratory personnel who follow standard microbiology laboratory practice to detect the presence of target organisms in raw beef trim. This kit is not for animal or human therapeutic or diagnostic use.