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
Molecular identification of genes encoding B. cereus enterotoxins (diarrhea) Food No 9 149.90 €
qPCR detection Salmonella Food
6 68.60 € foodmicro@sciensano.be
NGS Food No 40 206.50 € foodmicro@sciensano.be
qPCR detection Listeria monocytogenes Food
6 68.60 € foodmicro@sciensano.be
Aerobic Bacteria Enumeration of total bacterial count at 30°C Food samples
5 14.80 € foodmicro@sciensano.be
Anaerobic bacteria Enumeration of anaerobic bacteria Food samples No 4 16.90 € foodmicro@sciensano.be
Bacillus cereus Molecular identification of genetic determinants for cereulide (emetic toxin) Strains No 6 107.60 € foodmicro@sciensano.be
Bacillus cereus Detection enterotoxins Bacillus cereus (strain) Strains No 6 149.90 € foodmicro@sciensano.be
Bacillus cereus Enumeration of presumptive Bacillus cereus Food samples
5 16.90 € foodmicro@sciensano.be
Bacterial strains (Salmonella spp, Listeria, E coli, C perfringens, Y enterocolitica, Vibrio spp, Cronobacter spp) Identification species strain No 6 30.60 € foodmicro@sciensano.be
Campylobacter Detection Campylobacter faeces, Food samples
9 50.70 € foodmicro@sciensano.be
Campylobacter Enumeration Campylobacter Food samples
7 50.70 € foodmicro@sciensano.be
Campylobacter Campylobacter ID strain
5 30.60 € foodmicro@sciensano.be
Campylobacter qPCR detection Campylobacter strain No 7 0.00 € foodmicro@sciensano.be
Campylobacter MIC Campylobacter strain
Not applicable 46.50 € Maria Cristina Garcia Graells, foodmicro@sciensano.be
Clostridium botulinum Detection of botulinum toxins (reference method in vivo) Feed, Food samples, Environment No 10 153.00 € 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 15 270.20 € Tom Van Nieuwenhuysen, botulisme@sciensano.be
Clostridium botulinum Detection of C. botulinum (in vivo reference method) Feed, Food samples, Environment No 15 281.70 € Tom Van Nieuwenhuysen, botulisme@sciensano.be
Clostridium botulinum Detection of neurotoxigenic Clostridium botulinum and related - types A, B, E and F (realtime PCR) Food samples
15 270.20 € Tom Van Nieuwenhuysen, botulisme@sciensano.be Aanvraagformulier microbiologische analyses levensmiddelen
, Formulaire de demande d’analyse en microbiologie
Clostridium perfringens Enumeration of Clostridium perfringens Food samples
6 29.60 € foodmicro@sciensano.be
Clostridium perfringens MIC C. perfringens strain
40 58.10 € Maria Cristina Garcia Graells, foodmicro@sciensano.be
Clostridium perfringens Toxinotype of C. perfringens (realtime PCR) strain
15 119.30 € Tom Van Nieuwenhuysen, botulisme@sciensano.be
Coagulase Positive Staphylococci Detection enterotoxin Staphylococcus (strain) strain No 6 149.90 € foodmicro@sciensano.be
Coagulase Positive Staphylococci Detection of enterotoxins of Staphylococcus Food samples
6 149.90 € foodmicro@sciensano.be
Coagulase Positive Staphylococci Enumeration of coagulase positive staphylococcus Food samples
6 16.90 € foodmicro@sciensano.be
Coliforms Enumeration of Coliforms Food samples
3 14.80 € foodmicro@sciensano.be
Coliforms Enumeration thermotolerant coliforms Food samples
3 14.80 € foodmicro@sciensano.be
Cryptosporidium spp. Detection Cryptosporidium oocysts Leavy vegetables, red and small fruit, Water No 10 0.00 € Bavo Verhaegen, foodmicro@sciensano.be
Cryptosporidium spp. Detection Cryptosporidium spp. Food samples No 10 0.00 € Bavo Verhaegen, Toxo@Sciensano.be, foodmicro@sciensano.be
Dermatophytes, Filamentous fungi, Fungus, Yeast, Molds MALDI-TOF MS identification of yeasts and molds strain No 10 80 € bccm.ihem@sciensano.be
Dermatophytes, Filamentous fungi, Fungus, Yeast, Molds Identification by DNA sequencing (1 gene) strain No 20 1 marqueur / 1 merker = 130 € séquence complémentaire / bijkomende merker = 35 € bccm.ihem@sciensano.be
Dermatophytes, Filamentous fungi, Fungus, Yeast, Molds Antifungal resistance testing strain
7 170 € bccm.ihem@sciensano.be
E. coli Screening O-groups Food samples, strain
9 71.80 € foodmicro@sciensano.be
E. coli MIC E. coli strain
Not applicable 43.30 € Maria Cristina Garcia Graells, foodmicro@sciensano.be
E. coli pathogenic E. coli strain
9 71.80 € foodmicro@sciensano.be
E. coli Detection E. coli O104:H4 Fruits and Vegetables No 3 143.60 € foodmicro@sciensano.be
E. coli Enumeration E. coli MPN mollucs bivalve
6 71.80 € foodmicro@sciensano.be
E. coli Detection E. coli O157 meat product
8 35.90 € foodmicro@sciensano.be
E. coli subtyping stx2 gene strain No Not applicable 120.40 € foodmicro@sciensano.be
E. coli Screening VTEC Food samples
9 71.80 € foodmicro@sciensano.be
E. coli PFGE strain No 35 0.00 € foodmicro@sciensano.be
E. coli Enumeration E. coli Food samples
3 16.90 € foodmicro@sciensano.be
E. coli Isolation STEC Food samples
17 239.60 € foodmicro@sciensano.be
Enterobacteriaceae Detection of Enterobacteriaceae Feed samples, Food samples
6 33.70 € foodmicro@sciensano.be
Enterobacteriaceae Enumeration of Enterobacteriaceae Food samples
4 14.80 € foodmicro@sciensano.be
Enterobacteriaceae Enumeration of E. coli ESBL poultry carcasses
3 16.90 € foodmicro@sciensano.be
Enterobacteriaceae Detection Cronobacter spp Dairy product, Milk
7 53.80 € foodmicro@sciensano.be
Enterobacteriaceae MIC E.coli ESBL strain
Not applicable 43.30 € Maria Cristina Garcia Graells, foodmicro@sciensano.be
Enterobacteriaceae Detection of Enterobacteriaceae Food samples
6 33.70 € foodmicro@sciensano.be
Enterobacteriaceae AmpC ID Strains No 35 0.00 € Maria Cristina Garcia Graells, foodmicro@sciensano.be

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