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
Aerobic Bacteria Enumeration of total bacterial count at 30°C Food samples
5 54.50 € foodmicro@sciensano.be
Anaerobic bacteria Enumeration of anaerobic bacteria Food samples No 4 16.10 € foodmicro@sciensano.be
Bacillus cereus Enumeration of presumptive Bacillus cereus Food samples
5 16.10 € foodmicro@sciensano.be
Bacillus cereus Detection enterotoxins Bacillus cereus (strain) Strains No 6 139.10 € foodmicro@sciensano.be
Bacillus cereus Molecular identification of genetic determinants for cereulide (emetic toxin) Strains No 6 100.00 € foodmicro@sciensano.be
Bacillus cereus Molecular identification of genes encoding B. cereus enterotoxins (diarrhea) Strains No 9 139.10 € foodmicro@sciensano.be
Bacterial strains NGS strain No 15 561.00 € foodmicro@sciensano.be
Bacterial strains (Salmonella spp, Listeria, E coli, C perfringens, Y enterocolitica, Vibrio spp, Cronobacter spp) Identifcatie species strain No 6 26.80 € foodmicro@sciensano.be
Campylobacter Campylobacter ID strain
5 27.80 € foodmicro@sciensano.be
Campylobacter qPCR detection Campylobacter strain No 7 64.20 € foodmicro@sciensano.be
Campylobacter Detection Campylobacter faeces, Food samples
9 46.80 € foodmicro@sciensano.be
Campylobacter MIC Campylobacter strain
Not applicable 42.80 € foodmicro@sciensano.be
Campylobacter Enumeration Campylobacter Food samples
7 46.80 € foodmicro@sciensano.be
Clostridium botulinum Detection of neurotoxigenic Clostridium botulinum and related - types A, B, E and F (realtime PCR) Food samples, Environment No 15 250.50 € botulisme@sciensano.be
Clostridium botulinum Detection of neurotoxinogenic C. botulinum type C, C-D, D, D-C (realtime PCR) Feed samples, strain No 15 250.50 € botulisme@sciensano.be
Clostridium botulinum Detection of botulinum toxins (reference method in vivo) Feed, Food samples, Environment No 10 131.00 € botulisme@sciensano.be
Clostridium botulinum Supplementary PCR - C. botulinum A, B, E, F Feed samples, strain No 15 64.20 € botulisme@sciensano.be
Clostridium botulinum Detection of C. botulinum (in vivo reference method) Feed, Food samples, Environment No 15 250.50 € botulisme@sciensano.be
Clostridium perfringens MIC C. perfringens strain
40 53.50 € foodmicro@sciensano.be
Clostridium perfringens Enumeration of Clostridium perfringens Food samples
6 27.80 € foodmicro@sciensano.be
Clostridium perfringens Toxinotype of C. perfringens (realtime PCR) strain
15 150.00 € botulisme@sciensano.be
Clostridium perfringens Detection of C. perfringens (realtime PCR) strain
15 83.50 € botulisme@sciensano.be
Coagulase Positive Staphylococci Detection enterotoxin Staphylococcus (strain) strain No 6 139.10 € foodmicro@sciensano.be
Coagulase Positive Staphylococci Enumeration of coagulase positive staphylococcus Food samples
6 16.10 € foodmicro@sciensano.be
Coagulase Positive Staphylococci Detection of enterotoxins of Staphylococcus Food samples
6 139.10 € foodmicro@sciensano.be
Coliforms Enumeration thermotolerant coliforms Food samples
3 13.90 € foodmicro@sciensano.be
Coliforms Enumeration of Coliforms Food samples
3 13.90 € foodmicro@sciensano.be
Cryptosporidium spp. Detection Cryptosporidium oocysts Leavy vegetables, red and small fruit, Water No 10 214.00 € foodmicro@sciensano.be
Cryptosporidium spp. Detection Cryptosporidium spp. Food samples No 10 171.20 € Toxo@Sciensano.be, foodmicro@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
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
E. coli Enumeration E. coli Food samples
3 16.10 € foodmicro@sciensano.be
E. coli subtyping stx2 gene strain No Not applicable 111.30 € foodmicro@sciensano.be
E. coli Isolation VTEC-EHEC Food samples
17 222.60 € foodmicro@sciensano.be
E. coli Screening VTEC Food samples
9 66.80 € foodmicro@sciensano.be
E. coli PFGE strain No 35 on request foodmicro@sciensano.be
E. coli Screening O-groups Food samples, strain
9 66.80 € foodmicro@sciensano.be
E. coli MIC E. coli strain
Not applicable 38.50 € foodmicro@sciensano.be
E. coli Detection E. coli O104:H4 Fruits and Vegetables No 3 133.10 € foodmicro@sciensano.be
E. coli pathogenic E. coli strain
9 66.80 € foodmicro@sciensano.be
E. coli Enumeration E. coli MPN mollucs bivalve
6 66.80 € foodmicro@sciensano.be
E. coli Detection E. coli O157 meat product
8 33.40 € foodmicro@sciensano.be
Enterobacteriaceae Enumeration of Enterobacteriaceae Food samples
4 13.90 € foodmicro@sciensano.be
Enterobacteriaceae Enumeration of E. coli ESBL poultry carcasses
3 16.10 € foodmicro@sciensano.be
Enterobacteriaceae Detection of Enterobacteriaceae Food samples
6 42.30 € foodmicro@sciensano.be
Enterobacteriaceae sequencing ESBL strain No Not applicable 141.20 € foodmicro@sciensano.be
Enterobacteriaceae MIC E.coli ESBL strain
Not applicable 40.60 € foodmicro@sciensano.be
Enterobacteriaceae detection E. coli ESBL EU faeces, meat product
8 55.60 € foodmicro@sciensano.be
Enterobacteriaceae Detection Cronobacter spp Dairy product, Milk
7 50.10 € foodmicro@sciensano.be

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