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It does, if you're using the new BAX® System Real-Time PCR Assay for E. coli O157:H7. Developed in collaboration with the USDA Agricultural Research Service and validated on real-world sample sizes, this extremely reliable and highly accurate assay incorporates Scorpion® probes for advanced real-time PCR technology that delivers superior sensitivity and specificity so you can detect all known E. coli O157:H7 -- even atypical isolates.

   
Specifications  
 
 Targets  E. coli O157:H7
 Matrices  Raw ground beef, beef trim, spinach, lettuce
 Enrichment medium  BAX® System MP media
 Enrichment time  9 hours for 65g ground beef; 10 hours for 375g beef trim; 8 hours for 25g spinach & lettuce
 PCR time  55 minutes
 BAX instruments  Q7
 Detection level  10^4 cfu/mL
   
   
 Certifications  
 
     Performance Tested Method #031002 validated on raw ground beef, beef trim, spinach and lettuce. This test kit's performance was reviewed by AOAC Research Institute and was found to perform to the manufacturer's specification.
 
   QUA-18/07-07/10 certified according to AFNOR validation rules for raw beef and vegetables.
   
   
 Approvals  
 
 Health Canada  MFLP-76 validated on raw ground beef and beef trim.
  The USDA-FSIS has approved Health Canada’s MFLP-76 as equivalent to the method used by FSIS to detect E. coli O157:H7 in raw ground beef and beef trim
   
   
 Ordering info  
 
  D14203648 BAX System Real-Time PCR assay for E. coli O157:H7
(96 tests per kit)