Fast & Reliable E. coli O157 (incl. H7) Test Kits

Strict regulations and a rising market pressure demand fast and reliable E. coli O157 detection solutions.

The Romer Labs RapidChek® E. coli O157 product line was developed to deliver the simplicity, speed and high accuracy necessary in everyday E. coli O157 testing.

By utilizing a highly selective enrichment media coupled to an advanced lateral flow immunochemical device, it can detect E. coli O157 in various foodstuffs and environmental applications.

Fast and simple procedure

The simple preparation of enrichment media without autoclaving, and quick and easy sample preparation enable test results within the same day (8 to 18 hours). These can be read easily and directly from the developed strip, without the need for specialized and costly equipment.

Reliable results

The RapidChek® E. coli O157 product line uses a high performance enrichment media to enhance both the specificity and sensitivity of the overall method. Numerous certifications (Opens external link in new windowAOAC & USDA FSIS listed in the MLG Chapter 5, 5A.4.n) confirm the high standards of analytical accuracy and result reliability.

Easy resource management

The simple-to-use lateral flow technology offers high throughput scalability. From one to hundreds of samples at once, strips can be read between 10 and 20 minutes after strip development. Kits and media can be stored at room temperature and offer a long shelf-life of up to 18 months.



E. coli O157

RapidChek® E. coli O157 test system offers an easy to prepare one-step enrichment media, without the need of additional supplements, combined with proprietary antibodies to detect the pathogenic E. coli serotype O157 (incl. H7) in various foodstuff within a minimum of 8 hours.

Time to result: 8 - 18 hours (depending on the analyzed sample)

Certification and Approvals


Approved matrices include: ground beef and boneless trim beef

 Listed in the USDA FSIS MLG Chapter 5, 5A.4.n

Click on the item numbers below for more information.

Item No.ProductQuantity
RapidChek® E. coli O157 1
7000157PRapidChek® E. coli O157 Test Kit with Media Pouch (1.2 L)50 Tests
7000160RapidChek® E. coli O157 Test Kit with Media (500 g)50 Tests
7000157SRapidChek® E. coli O157 Test Kit Sample Pack with Media5 Tests
Item No.ProductQuantity

1AOAC approved

Item No.ProductQuantity
EQOLE1210Test tube rack for 12 mm tubes, 72 positions1 piece
EQOLE1217Stomacher bag rack, 10 positions1 piece
EQOLE1010Balance, 400 g x 0.1 g, 110 V1 piece
EQOLE1063Stir plate 110 V1 piece
COSST6035Stomacher bags with filter, 55 oz. (1627 mL)Pack of 100 bags
COSST6039Stomacher bags with filter, 609 oz. (18 L)Pack of 100 bags


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