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UK standards for microbiology ID 22: Identification of Escherichia coli O157

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The last full scientific review of this document was completed on 16 June 2015.

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Detail of feedback received

Timeline of review process

Date review started: 4 November 2013

Consultation: 15 November 2013 to 13 December 2013

Document discussed at the following working group meeting:

  • 30 July 2014

Date document issued: 16 June 2015

Original consultation


This consultation asks for feedback in relation to standards for microbiology (SMI) ID 22: Identification of Escherichia coli O157.

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Consultation description

Public Health England has opened a consultation this week in joint partnership with professional organisations.

The consultation asks for comments about the bacteriology SMI ID 22: Identification of Escherichia coli O157.

This UK standard for microbiology investigation describes the identification of presumptive vero cytotoxin-producing Escherichia coli O157 (VTEC O157) isolated from faeces. These strains are associated with a wide spectrum of disease including haemolytic uraemic syndrome (HUS).

We would like input from a wide range of interested parties.

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ID 22 closed consultation draft

ID 22 closed consultation draft

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Published 15 November 2013
Last updated 16 June 2016 + show all updates
  1. Added review of users' comments June 2015.
  2. First published.