Food molecular research

Food molecular tests are one of the tests that allow for quick identification of a given pathogen in food. These studies involve the analysis of genetic material using molecular biology techniques such as, for example, the polymerase chain reaction (PCR). These methods are almost reliable due to their high sensitivity of about 99%.

FoodSector laboratory offer in the field of molecular testing of food:

      • Identification of DNA for serotype O104: H4 of verotoxic Escherichia coli by qualitative multiplex PCR method.
      • Detection of verotoxic Escherichia coli (STEC) and serotyping of O157, O111, O26, O103, O145 by qualitative real-time PCR method ISO / TS / 13136: 2012
      • Presence of specific RNA for Noroviruses by qualitative real-time PCR ISO 15216-2: 2019.
      • Presence of specific RNA for hepatitis A by real-time qualitative method according to PN-EN ISO 15216-2: 2019-12
      • Test confirming the presence of the genes stx1, stx2, eae Escherichia coli by qualitative method – multiplex PCR,.
      • Determination of the presence of specific DNA for Listeria monocytogenes by qualitative method – multiplex PCR, 
      • Identification of the presence of specific DNA for thermotolerant Campylobacter spp. Using the qualitative multiplex PCR method.