E. coli, enteropathogenic - PCR

LABOKLIN Service ID: 1506


E.coli virulence factors: STa, STb, LTb, stx1, stx2, eae


PCR after prior cultural detection of E. coli


2 – 3 days


Bacteria of the Escherichia coli group, which are carrying genes coding for the synthesis of entero- or shiga- toxins (EPEC, STEC) and / or the pathogenicity factor intimin (EPEC), may cause intestinal symptoms like diarrhea, which is the case especially in young animals. Adult animals may shed enteropathogenic E. coli in faeces without showing clinical symptoms. Therefore, therapy with antibiotics is only recommended in cases with acute clinical symptoms.