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DNA Bacteria / Virus

3) DNA Bacteria/Virus

Functions

  1. Identification of pathogenic bacteria using DNA techniques
  2. Assist in the enforcement of the Food Act 1983 and Food Regulations 1985
  3. Analysis of food and packaged drinking water for export, import and licensing purposes.

Types of samples received

  1. Perishable food
  2. Non-perishable food
  3. Packaged water

Types of analysis

  1. Total bacterial count
  2. Total coliform count (MF, MPN & Petrifilm)
  3. Total faecal coliform count (MPN)
  4. E. coli count (MF, MPN & Petrifilm)
  5. Pseudomonas aeruginosa count (MF)
  6. Faecal streptococci count (MPN)
  7. Sulphite-reducing anaerobes
  8. Detection of Clostridium perfringens
  9. Detection of Enterotoxigenic E. coli (PCR)
  10. Detection of Enteropathogenic E. coli (PCR)
  11. Detection of Enterohaemorrhagic E. coli (PCR)
  12. Detection of Enteroinvasive E. coli (PCR)
  13. Detection of Salmonella spp. (PCR)
  14. Detection of Listeria monocytogenes (PCR)
  15. Detection of Vibrio cholerae (PCR)
  16. Detection of Vibrio parahaemolyticus (PCR)
  17. Detection of Campylobacter jejuni (PCR)
  18. Detection of Enterobacter sakazakii (PCR)
  19. Detection of Legionella spp. (PCR)

*MPN : Most Probable Number
MF : Membrane Filtration
PCR : Polymerase Chain Reaction

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Updated: July 27, 2016 at 2:18 am