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PCR Analysis

Specialised services - pathogen detection

Rapid detection of waterborne pathogens using real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR):

SANAS (ISO 17025) accredited real-time PCR assays

Highly specific and rapid results (available within 24-48 hours)

Qualitative (present/absent) PCR analyses currently available include:

Salmonella enterica

Shigella species and/or entero-invasive E. coli (EIEC)

Toxigenic Vibrio cholerae (cholera causing)

Serotyping of Salmonella by means of PCR also available:

Salmonella Typhimurium

Salmonella Enteritidis

Salmonella Typhi

Salmonella Group B screen

Automated Photometric Analysis

Low range potable; and borehole specialised analysis



Contact Details

Telephone (local): 011 929 7014/7000
Telephone (international): +27 11 929 7014/7000
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Facsimile (international): +27 11 929 7065
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Telephone: +27 11 929 7000

Facsimile: +27 11 929 7031


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