Microbiological analysis request for food and feed

Sciensano performs analyses for quantification and research of food and feed, primarily using ISO methods. The main germs involved are foodborne pathogens and hygiene indicators. We also perform bacterial strain typing and toxin detection.

How to request a microbiological analysis of food or feed?

  1. Fill in the request form
  2. Prepare your shipment. A package must contain:
    1. A paper copy of the request form
    2. The correctly packed sample, to prevent leakage. Please comply with the safety instructions for the transport of biological and infectious material (UN3373).
  3. Send your package to the address indicated on the request form.

Foodborne pathogens for all questions.

 

Pathogen(s) Analysis name Material(s) Accreditation Turnaround time (in days) Price Contact person(s) Request and administrative forms
qPCR detection of Listeria monocytogenes Food
6 80.50 €
PCR identification and serotyping Listeria
10 138.22 € Wesley Mattheus,
Aerobic Bacteria Enumeration of total bacterial count at 30°C Food samples
5 17.40 € foodmicro@sciensano.be
Anaerobic bacteria Enumeration of anaerobic bacteria Food samples No 4 19.80 € foodmicro@sciensano.be
Bacillus cereus Enumeration of presumptive Bacillus cereus Food samples
5 19.80 € foodmicro@sciensano.be
Bacillus cereus Detection of enterotoxins of Bacillus cereus (strain) Strains No 6 175.80 € foodmicro@sciensano.be
Bacillus cereus Molecular identification of genetic determinants for cereulide (emetic toxin of Bacillus cereus) Strains No 6 126.30 € foodmicro@sciensano.be
Bacillus cereus Molecular identification of genes encoding Bacillus cereus enterotoxins (diarrhea) Strains No 9 175.80 €
Bacterial strains (Salmonella spp, Listeria, E coli, C perfringens, Y enterocolitica, Vibrio spp, Cronobacter spp) Specie identification strain No 6 35.90 € foodmicro@sciensano.be
Campylobacter MIC Campylobacter faeces, strain
Not applicable 54.50 € Maria Cristina Garcia Graells, foodmicro@sciensano.be
Campylobacter Enumeration of Campylobacter Food samples
7 59.50 € foodmicro@sciensano.be
Campylobacter Detection of Campylobacter faeces, Food samples
9 59.50 € foodmicro@sciensano.be
Campylobacter Campylobacter identification strain No 5 35.90 € foodmicro@sciensano.be
Campylobacter qPCR detection of Campylobacter strain No 7 0.00 € foodmicro@sciensano.be
Clostridium botulinum Detection of neurotoxigenic Clostridium botulinum and related - types A, B, E and F (realtime PCR) Food samples
15 317.00 € Tom Van Nieuwenhuysen, botulisme@sciensano.be
Clostridium botulinum Detection of neurotoxinogenic C. botulinum type A, B, E, C, C-D, D, D-C (realtime PCR) Feed samples No 15 317.00 € Tom Van Nieuwenhuysen, botulisme@sciensano.be
Clostridium botulinum Detection of botulinum toxins (reference method in vivo) Feed, Food samples, Environment
10 182.90 € Tom Van Nieuwenhuysen, botulisme@sciensano.be
Clostridium botulinum Detection of C. botulinum (in vivo reference method) Feed, Food samples, Environment
15 337.00 € Tom Van Nieuwenhuysen, botulisme@sciensano.be
Clostridium perfringens Enumeration of Clostridium perfringens Food samples
6 34.70 € foodmicro@sciensano.be
Clostridium perfringens Toxinotype of C. perfringens (realtime PCR) strain No 15 142.07 € Tom Van Nieuwenhuysen, botulisme@sciensano.be
Coagulase Positive Staphylococci Enumeration of coagulase positive staphylococcus Food samples
6 19.80 € foodmicro@sciensano.be
Coagulase Positive Staphylococci Detection of enterotoxin of Staphylococcus (strain) strain No 6 175.80 € foodmicro@sciensano.be
Coagulase Positive Staphylococci Detection of enterotoxins of Staphylococcus Food samples
6 175.80 € foodmicro@sciensano.be
Coliforms Enumeration of thermotolerant coliforms Food samples
3 17.40 € foodmicro@sciensano.be
Coliforms Enumeration of coliforms Food samples
3 17.40 € foodmicro@sciensano.be
Cryptosporidium spp. Detection Cryptosporidium spp. Food samples No 10 0.00 € Bavo Verhaegen, Toxo@Sciensano.be, foodmicro@sciensano.be
Cryptosporidium spp. Detection Cryptosporidium oocysts Leavy vegetables, red and small fruit, Water No 10 0.00 € Bavo Verhaegen, foodmicro@sciensano.be
Dermatophytes, Filamentous fungi, Fungus, Yeast, Molds Identification by DNA sequencing (non-clinical fungi) strain No 15 1 gene = 149 € / additional gene = 40 € bccm.ihem@sciensano.be
Dermatophytes, Filamentous fungi, Fungus, Yeast, Molds Antifungal resistance testing strain
7 191 €; dermatofyten: 232 € bccm.ihem@sciensano.be
Dermatophytes, Filamentous fungi, Fungus, Yeast, Molds MALDI-TOF MS identification of yeasts and molds (non-clinical fungi) strain No 8 92 € bccm.ihem@sciensano.be
E. coli Isolation of STEC Food samples
17 281.10 € foodmicro@sciensano.be
E. coli Detection of Escherichia coli O104:H4 Fruits and Vegetables No 3 168.40 € foodmicro@sciensano.be
E. coli Screening of O-groups Food samples, strain
9 84.30 € foodmicro@sciensano.be
E. coli MIC E. coli strain
Not applicable 50.70 € Maria Cristina Garcia Graells, foodmicro@sciensano.be
E. coli Subtyping stx2 strain No Not applicable 144.00 € foodmicro@sciensano.be
E. coli Enumeration of Escherichia coli Food samples
3 19.80 € foodmicro@sciensano.be
E. coli Screening of STEC Food samples
9 84.30 € foodmicro@sciensano.be
E. coli Pathogenicity of Escherichia coli strain
9 85.90 € foodmicro@sciensano.be
E. coli PFGE strain No 35 0.00 € foodmicro@sciensano.be
E. coli Detection of Escherichia coli O157 meat product
8 42.10 € foodmicro@sciensano.be
E. coli Enumeration of Escherichia coli MPN mollucs bivalve
6 84.30 € foodmicro@sciensano.be
Enterobacteriaceae AmpC ID Strains No 35 0.00 € Maria Cristina Garcia Graells, foodmicro@sciensano.be
Enterobacteriaceae Enumeration of Enterobacteriaceae Food samples
4 17.40 € foodmicro@sciensano.be
Enterobacteriaceae Enumeration of Escherichia coli ESBL poultry carcasses
3 19.80 € foodmicro@sciensano.be
Enterobacteriaceae Sequencing of ESBL strain No Not applicable 0.00 € foodmicro@sciensano.be
Enterobacteriaceae Sequencing of AmpC strain No Not applicable 0.00 € foodmicro@sciensano.be
Enterobacteriaceae Detection of Enterobacteriaceae Food samples
6 39.60 € foodmicro@sciensano.be
Enterobacteriaceae Detection of Escherichia coli ESBL EU faeces, meat product
8 70.50 € foodmicro@sciensano.be
Enterobacteriaceae ESBL PCR identification Strains No Not applicable 0.00 € Maria Cristina Garcia Graells, foodmicro@sciensano.be
Enterobacteriaceae Detection of Enterobacteriaceae Feed samples, Food samples
6 39.60 € foodmicro@sciensano.be

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