Post-weaning STM and ETEC profile

DIAGNOSIS: Post-weaning diarrhea Salmonella typhimurium (STM) and enterotoxigenic E. coli (ETEC) are two important agents responsible for diarrhea

DIAGNOSIS: Post-weaning diarrhea

Salmonella typhimurium (STM) and enterotoxigenic E. coli (ETEC) are two important agents responsible for diarrhea in weaners.

Biovet now provides you with a profile consisting in two tests to detect these agents from feces:

  • Detection of STM and Salmonella spp by rtPCR. This test determines the presence of STM or another salmonella (Salmonella spp). Moreover, for STM, it can determine if it is a variant i:1.2, i:- or -:1,2
  • Culture of ETEC (isolation) and characterization of isolates by rtPCR for F4 and F18 colonization factors as well as STa, STb, LT and STx2e toxins.

SUBMITTING SAMPLES: feces (a few grams of fecal matter in a sterile container or rectal swabs).

Turnaround time:    Salmonella   ETEC 
Number of business days*: 2 to 3 4 to 5

*Those tests are performed from Monday to Friday.

The test to be specified on the queries is “Post-weaning STM and ETEC profile

In the event either test is positive, further tests are possible:

  • In case of PCR positive for Salmonella:
    • Salmonella Isolation
    • serotyping (if PCR is negative for STM)
    • Sensitivity
  • If an ETEC is isolated: sensitivity

For further information, feel free to contact us!

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