E. coli F4 (K88) PCR

Section: Molecular Diagnostics

Fee: $30.00

Turnaround Time: 1 - 2 business days

Days Test Started: Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday

Species: Porcine




Minimum Amount

Bacterial isolate

Culture plate or slant

Collection Information

Please ensure the sample is a pure culture. Mixed cultures require additional isolation and identification at additional cost to the submitter.

Shipping Information

OVERNIGHT - Ship overnight in an insulated shipper with ice packs (pack absorptive material to collect moisture) DO NOT SHIP OVER THE WEEKEND OR HOLIDAY - NO SATURDAY DELIVERY

Additional Information
This test detects the presence of the gene encoding the fimbrial antigen F4, previously known as K88. F4 is an adhesin that allows pathogenic E. coli strains to adhere to intestinal cells and colonize the small intestine. The presence of F4 allows classification of the bacterial isolate as ETEC (Enterotoxigenic E. coli).

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