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24 hour DNA-specific Ecoli test

February 19, 2017

Neogen is a Michigan company based in Lansing that has a trademarked

NeoSeek™ STEC Confirmation

next day 24 hour DNA specific Ecoli test for seven pathogenic Shiga Toxin-producing

Ecoli  Strains (STECs) –  O26, O45, O103, O111, O121, O145, and O157.

Neogen website at  and phone  517/372-9200 or 800/234-5333.


They develop a genetic profile for bacteria in a FOOD sample,  compare it to known reference E.coli strains and then identify strains present.

CAN this method be used for Beach Testing, River Water, Lake Water, etc. – honestly I don’t have those answers, yet.  The answers to this question will be pursued. Knowing if the feces is of Human origin or from feral Cats/Dogs, Waterfowl, etc. is crucial to pin pointing the source of contamination. Is it upstream/downstream from point A, B, C   ?




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