E coli Testing Illinois

Escherichia coli, also known as E. coli is a bacterium that is commonly found in the intestines of endotherms, or warm blooded organisms. Several types of E. coli normally exist as part of the human digestive system. They have many beneficial functions such as the production of Vitamin K2. E. coli also prevents harmful pathogens from establishing themselves in the intestine. E. coli testing in Illinois is often required for other, more harmful strains of the E. coli bacteria.


Most E. coli strains pose no harm to human health, except for serotype O157:H7. This strain can cause food poisoning in their hosts and can become life-threatening. Other less common serotypes, such as O104:H4, O121, O26, O103, O111, O145, and O104:H21 can also cause serious infection. E. coli infection may include symptoms such as bad stomach cramps, pain, vomiting, and diarrhea. In these cases, E. coli testing in Illinois is important to prevent the spread of these strains.


Expert E. Coli Testing in Illinois


PDC Laboratories offers a wide range of microbiological analysis techniques to perform E. coli testing in Illinois. Our microbial analysis usually involves culture and biochemical methods that detect the amount of harmful strains of E. coli from various sources. In this way, we can recommend whether a product, water, or food supply is safe for consumption or needs to be addressed.


With E. coli testing in Illinois, levels of harmful E. coli strains are identified. When these levels exceed preset triggers, specific analysis for the pathogens may then be undertaken, and these can be quickly detected using specific culture methods. Because the analysis is always based on a very small sample taken from a very large volume of water or food source, all our methods rely on sound statistical principles.


Professional E. Coli Testing in Illinois


You can count on the professional services of PDC Labs, which also include the following:


We value only the most precise procedures to ensure accurate results.


Contact PDC Laboratories today to find out more about our E. coli testing in Illinois.