E. coli Reference Center

E. coli Reference Center is a part of Animal Diagnostic Laboratory in the Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences. This is an AAVLD (American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians) accredited laboratory.

The Center will be closed during the week of March 6-10 due to Spring Break. Please do not send any cultures for testing. Thank you.

About the Center

It is the largest repository for E. coli strains in America. It holds more than 70,000 strains collected over the last 50 years from animals, humans, birds and environment. Characteristics of each strain are well documented in our database and can be retrieved easily. The collection can be utilized for epidemiological studies, antimicrobial resistance over the years, relatedness between strains and for molecular tracking.

Announcement: Please inquire before you mail samples for O typing.

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