MPX Top STEC - Assurance GDS®

  • Speed and Accuracy - Rapid accurate detection method features the latest innovations in genetic detection technology and food microbiology for the detection of Top STEC, including E. coli O157:H7, O26, O45, O103, O111, O121, and O145.
  • Three Levels of Specificity - The versatile collection of Assurance GDS MPX STEC assays incorporate three levels of specificity, including proprietary PickPen® Immunomagnetic Separation (IMS) to ensure fast and accurate time to results. With the PickPen IMS, magnetic particles coated with antibodies specific to the Top STEC O-groups are combined with the enriched sample.

Assurance GDS MPX Top 6 or 7 STEC Features:

  • Following sample preparation with IMS against the Top 6 or Top 7 O groups, samples are analysed with a single multiplex assay for the presence of (eae), stx1, and stx2
  • Available for Top 6 STEC and Top 7 STEC
  • Assurance GDS MPX Top 7 STEC assay includes a separate target and differentiated result for E. coli O157:H7
  • Single-step 10-18 h enrichment in mEHEC®, enrichment media common to all BioControl methods for E.coli O157:H7, Shiga Toxin genes, and Top STEC 


  • Detects - Top 6 or 7 STEC
  • Validation -
    • Top 6/7: USDA FSIS Letter of No
    • Objection Top 7: Performance Tested Method 071301
  • Companion Products -
    • Assurance GDS Top 7 STEC (eae) Tq 
    • Assurance GDS Top 6 STEC (eae) Tq
    • Assurance GDS Shiga Toxin Genes (Top 7) Tq
    • Assurance GDS Shiga Toxin Genes (Top 6) Tq
    • Assurance GDS E. coli O157:H7 Tq
    • Assurance GDS Shiga Toxin Genes (O157) Tq
  • Technology - Polymerase Chain Reaction
  • Storage - 2 - 8C

Merck Assurance GDS Brochure

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Assurance GDS MPX Top 6 STEC (Qty 100 tests) 
Code: 71016-100
Assurance GDS MPX Top 7 STEC (Qty 100 tests)
Code: 71015-100