E. coli serotyping, is an important tool in diagnosis, monitoring and testing. SSI Diagnostica is the only company in the world to produce E. coli antisera for full serotyping of all O, K and H antigens in addition to the most commonly used E. coli OK O and F antisera, frequent bacteriophages and F antigens. They are a leading company in the research and surveillance of E. coli in both the human and veterinary field, particularly within the fields of VTEC, EPEC and ETEC.
Antisera from SSI Diagnostica are for in vitro use in human, veterinary and food laboratories. All antisera are produced in accordance with internationally recognised methods and all finished products are tested against a large number of strains.
United States now require the meat industry to monitor for six non-O157 Shiga toxin-producing E.coli (STEC) serogroups. The regulation requires testing for the so called “Big Six” STEC (O26, O45, O103, O111, O121, and O145) as these serotypes have been most frequently associated with E. coli outbreaks of food-borne illnesses worldwide.
The OK O pool Big Six is intended for screening of the serotypes O26, O45, O103, O111, O121, and O145 using slide agglutination.