A rapid, accurate, and reliable molecular test for
E. coli O157:H7 detection from food samples.

The Atlas® E. coli O157:H7 EG2 Detection Assay is the first AOAC-approved assay to test for the presence of Escherichia coli (E. coli) O157:H7—the E. coli strain most commonly associated with foodborne illness—in beef and produce samples. E. coli O157:H7 belongs to a serogroup of E. coli organisms known as Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC), the most severe form of E. coli. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that there are approximately 265,000 STEC-related infections annually in the United States. More than one-third (36%) of these infections are believed to be related to O157 STEC, the most widely reported STEC to cause human illness, accounting for 96,000 foodborne illnesses annually.1

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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The Atlas E. coli O157:H7 EG2 Detection Assay is designed for the Atlas System, a fully automated molecular pathogen detection system. When used in conjunction with the Atlas System, the Atlas E. coli O157:H7 and STEC Detection Assays offer a complete platform solution for even the most rigorous food safety programs. The Atlas solution provides true “walk-away” automation with unparalleled gains in standardization and lab efficiencies, guaranteeing high-quality results and the ultimate in peace of mind.

It’s never been easier to get the results you need.  


 Ordering Information Atlas E. coli O157:H7 EG2 Detection Assay

250 tests per kit
Catalog #PRT-01252

Orders (or general questions about ordering): Customer Service
Product-related questions: Technical Support  


1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. E. coli (Escherichia coli). http://www.cdc.gov/ecoli/general/index.html.

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The Atlas E. coli O157:H7 EG2 Detection Assay has been certified by the AOAC Research Institute Performance Tested MethodsSM program and assigned PTM certification #011401.

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