SSI Diagnostica is the only company in the world to produce E. coli antisera for full serotyping of all O, K and H antigens. Furthermore, SSI Diagnostica sells the most frequent bacteriophages and F antigens. We are leading in research and surveillance of E. coli in both the human and veterinary field. Especially within the fields of VTEC, EPEC and ETEC.
Over the last few decades, a number of new E. coli pathogens have been identified, e.g. VTEC (verocytotoxin-producing E. coli) and EPEC (enteropathogenic E. coli). This has increased the need for E. coli serotyping, as an important tool in diagnosis, monitoring and testing.
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 dating back to the time of Fritz Kauffmann, Ida Ørskov and Frits Ørskov, combined with the knowledge accumulated since then.
All antisera are polyclonal and are produced by immunising rabbits with well-defined reference strains. For antisera, wherever practicable, the reaction is made specific by absorption. All finished products are tested against a large number of strains.
SSI Diagnostica's antisera are high quality, CE-marked (except for the E. coli K antisera) and produced in accordance with DS/EN ISO 13485 and DS/ISO 9001. The shelf life is 4 years from the date of production, and a minimum of 2 years from the date of purchase.
Enquiries regarding typing should be directed to SSI Diagnostica, firstname.lastname@example.org, tel. +45 4829 9178.
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SSI Diagnostica is the only supplier in the world offering all E. coli antisera for full serotyping of O, H and K antigens. Additionally, SSI Diagnostica sells a selection of the most commonly used OK O and F antisera.
For E. coli, in addition to antisera, SSI produces a number of O latex antisera, a PCR kit for typing diarrhoeagenic E. coli, a EAEC PCR kit and a PCR kit for vtx1 and vtx2 subtyping. Furthermore, it is possible to purchase a selection of the most important bacteriophages and it is also possible to purchase reference strains and a wide range of wild strains.