E.coli Pathogen Detection: Atlas® E.coli O157:H7 EG2 Detection Assay

Source: Roka Bioscience, Inc.
E.coli Pathogen Detection: Atlas® E.coli O157:H7 EG2 Detection Assay

A rapid, accurate, and reliable molecular test for E. coli O157:H7 detection from food samples.

The Atlas® E. coli O157:H7 EG2 Detection Assay is the first AOAC-approved assay to test for the presence of Escherichia coli (E. coli) O157:H7—the E. coli strain most commonly associated with foodborne illness—in beef and produce samples. E. coli O157:H7 belongs to a serogroup of E. coli organisms known as Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC), the most severe form of E. coli. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that there are approximately 265,000 STEC-related infections annually in the United States. More than one-third (36%) of these infections are believed to be related to O157 STEC, the most widely reported STEC to cause human illness, accounting for 96,000 foodborne illnesses annually.

The Atlas E. coli O157:H7 EG2 Detection Assay is designed for the Atlas System, a fully automated molecular pathogen detection system. When used in conjunction with the Atlas System, the Atlas E. coli O157:H7 and STEC Detection Assays offer a complete platform solution for even the most rigorous food safety programs. The Atlas solution provides true “walk-away” automation with unparalleled gains in standardization and lab efficiencies, guaranteeing high-quality results and the ultimate in peace of mind.

As with other Atlas Detection Assays, the Atlas E. coli O157:H7 EG2 Detection Assay has an easy 3-step process that generates accurate results faster:

  1. Enrich—a single enrichment step with commercially available media allows for streamlined media preparation
  2. Transfer—an aliquot of the enrichment is transferred to a Roka G2 Sample Transfer Tube, with no requirement for heating, centrifugation, or sample purification
  3. Automate—place the Roka G2 Transfer Tube directly on the Atlas System and walk away! Final results are available in 3.5 hours