Methods


Staphylococcus aureus Enterotoxin by VIDAS ELFA

Method References


VIDAS® Staph enterotoxin II (SET2)

Sample Size


25g

Estimated Turn Around Time


5 business days(R)

Reporting Unit


/g

Limit of Detection


N/A

Method Description


Samples are prepared and enterotoxins are extracted, the sample is then ran on the ELFA platform.

Additional Information


Staphylococcus enterotoxins (SE) are produced by Staphylococcus aureus. Although Staph bacteria can be killed by high temperatures, the toxins produced are not destroyed and will still be able to cause illness. When in food, very small doses of toxin can cause staphylococcal food-borne disease. An estimated .1 μg of SEs can cause staphylococcal food poisoning in humans.
 
This method is able to detect presence of any of 7 Staphylococcal Enterotoxins in cheese and other foods at a sensitivity of at least 1 ng/ml of extract

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