24 hour DNA-specific Ecoli test
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
E. coli Strains (STECs) – O26, O45, O103, O111, O121, O145, and O157.
Neogen website at www.neogen.com 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 ?