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. When sending strains, 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
Microscopic agglutination test Lyophilized serum, Paired sera, Plasma, Serum No 4 29.30 € marcella.mori@sciensano.be
PCR Leptospira spp. Water No 4 44.20 € marcella.mori@sciensano.be
NGS No 15 561.00 € foodmicro@sciensano.be
PCR Coxiella burnetii (Q-fever) Abomasum, Abomasum contents, After-birth, Cotyledon, DNA, Liver, Lung, Master Seed Virus, Organ, Spleen, Uterus, Uterus contents
5 48.10 € david.fretin@sciensano.be, marcella.mori@sciensano.be
qPCR detecting glanders and melioidosis agents No 4 48.10 € cecile.boland@sciensano.be, Pierre.Wattiau@sciensano.be
PCR Leptospira spp. Biological material, Fetus, Kidney, Liver, Nasal swab, Organ, Pool organs, Spleen, Vaginal swab
4 44.20 € marcella.mori@sciensano.be
Aerobic Bacteria Enumeration of total bacterial count at 30°C Food samples
5 51.00 € foodmicro@sciensano.be
Anaerobic bacteria Enumeration of anaerobic bacteria Food samples No 4 15.00 € foodmicro@sciensano.be
Bacillus cereus Detection enterotoxins Bacillus cereus (strain) Strains No 6 130.00 € foodmicro@sciensano.be
Bacillus cereus Molecular identification of genes encoding B. cereus enterotoxins (diarrhea) Strains No 9 130.00 € foodmicro@sciensano.be
Bacillus cereus Molecular identification of genetic determinants for cereulide (emetic toxin) Strains No 6 93.60 € foodmicro@sciensano.be
Bacillus cereus Enumeration of presumptive Bacillus cereus Food samples
5 15.00 € foodmicro@sciensano.be
Bacterial strains (Salmonella spp, Listeria, E coli, C perfringens, Y enterocolitica, Vibrio spp, Cronobacter spp) Identifcatie species strain No Not applicable 25.50 € foodmicro@sciensano.be
Campylobacter qPCR detection Campylobacter strain No 7 60.00 € foodmicro@sciensano.be
Campylobacter Detection Campylobacter faeces, Food samples
9 43.70 € foodmicro@sciensano.be
Campylobacter Enumeration Campylobacter Food samples
7 43.70 € foodmicro@sciensano.be
Campylobacter Campylobacter ID strain
5 26.00 € foodmicro@sciensano.be
Campylobacter MIC Campylobacter strain
Not applicable 41.61 € foodmicro@sciensano.be
Clostridium botulinum Detection of C. botulinum (in vivo reference method) Feed, Food samples, Environment No 15 234.10 € botulisme@sciensano.be
Clostridium botulinum Detection of neurotoxigenic Clostridium botulinum and related (realtime PCR) Feed, Food samples, Environment No 15 234.10 € botulisme@sciensano.be
Clostridium botulinum PCR - C. botulinum A, B, E, F Strains No 15 60.00 € botulisme@sciensano.be
Clostridium botulinum Detection of botulinum toxins (reference method in vivo) Feed, Food samples, Environment No 10 124.80 € botulisme@sciensano.be
Clostridium perfringens Detection of C. perfringens (realtime PCR) strain
15 78.00 € foodmicro@sciensano.be
Clostridium perfringens Enumeration of Clostridium perfringens Food samples
6 26.00 € foodmicro@sciensano.be
Clostridium perfringens Toxinotype of C. perfringens (realtime PCR) Feed samples, Food samples, strain
15 156.00 € botulisme@sciensano.be
Clostridium perfringens MIC C. perfringens strain
40 50.00 € foodmicro@sciensano.be
Clostridium perfringens pathogenic C. perfingens strain No 17 104.00 € foodmicro@sciensano.be
Coliforms Enumeration thermotolerant coliforms Food samples
3 13.00 € foodmicro@sciensano.be
Coliforms Enumeration of Coliforms Food samples
3 13.00 € foodmicro@sciensano.be
Cryptosporidium spp. Detection Cryptosporidium oocysts red and small fruit, Water No 10 200.00 € foodmicro@sciensano.be
Cryptosporidium spp. Detection Cryptosporidium spp. Food samples No 10 160.00 € Toxo@Sciensano.be, foodmicro@sciensano.be
Dermatophytes, Filamentous fungi, Fungus, Yeast, Molds Identification of yeasts and moulds strain No 20 1 marqueur / 1 merker = 124 € séquence complémentaire / bijkomende merker = 32 € bccm.ihem@sciensano.be
Dermatophytes, Filamentous fungi, Fungus, Yeast, Molds Antifungal resistance testing strain
7 156€ bccm.ihem@sciensano.be
Dermatophytes, Filamentous fungi, Fungus, Yeast, Molds Identification of yeasts and moulds with MALDI-TOF MS strain No 10 62 € bccm.ihem@sciensano.be
E. coli PFGE strain No 35 0.00 € foodmicro@sciensano.be
E. coli Detection E. coli O157 meat product
8 31.21 € foodmicro@sciensano.be
E. coli Enumeration E. coli Food samples
3 15.00 € foodmicro@sciensano.be
E. coli Isolation VTEC-EHEC Food samples
17 208.10 € foodmicro@sciensano.be
E. coli subtyping stx2 gene strain No Not applicable 104.00 € foodmicro@sciensano.be
E. coli Screening VTEC Food samples
9 62.40 € foodmicro@sciensano.be
E. coli pathogenic E. coli Food samples
9 62.40 € foodmicro@sciensano.be
E. coli Detection E. coli O104:H4 Fruits and Vegetables No 3 125.00 € foodmicro@sciensano.be
E. coli Screening EHEC Food samples
9 62.40 € foodmicro@sciensano.be
E. coli Enumeration E. coli MPN mollucs bivalve
6 62.40 € foodmicro@sciensano.be
E. coli MIC E. coli strain
Not applicable 37.50 € foodmicro@sciensano.be
Enterobacteriaceae sequencing ESBL strain No Not applicable 132.00 € foodmicro@sciensano.be
Enterobacteriaceae MIC E.coli ESBL strain
Not applicable 39.60 € foodmicro@sciensano.be
Enterobacteriaceae Detection of Enterobacteriaceae Food samples
6 39.50 € foodmicro@sciensano.be
Enterobacteriaceae AmpC ID Strains No 35 41.60 € foodmicro@sciensano.be
Enterobacteriaceae ESBL PCR ID Strains No Not applicable 62.40 € foodmicro@sciensano.be

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