Staphylococcal Enterotoxin – Detection 

Laboratory Fee Schedule

Procedure #: MAQ0115A


Synonym(s): SE (SEA, SEB, SEC1, SEC2, SEC3, SED, SEE)
Requisition Form G-22-(Food); G-23; G-21 Path-Pathogen; MSA-FORM 50-1 
Test Description Enterotoxin detection using the VIDAS® and a confirmation step, if positive, using the 3M™ Tecra™ Staph Enterotoxin Visual Immunoassay Kit (VIAK)
Pre-Approval Needed Regulatory or IDCU agent.
Supplemental Information Required N/A
Supplemental Form(s) N/A  
Performed on Specimens from (sources) Food, Milk
Sample/Specimen Type for Testing

Food/milk samples

Minimum Volume/Size Required

100 grams (¼ pound)

Storage/Preservation Prior to Shipping
  • Place food sample in sterile zip-lock or whirlpack bag or other sterile plastic container.
  • Store on ice.
  • Milk must test within 60 hours of collection.
Transport Medium N/A
Specimen Labeling Sample Identification must match submission form.
Shipping and Specimen Handling Requirements
  • Ship samples on Ice and/or Ice Packs.
  • Samples must be shipped for overnight delivery.
  • Ship according to Dangerous Good Regulations, IATA, and/or CFR 49.
  • VIDAS® ELFA Screen
  • RidaScreen SET Total Kit
  • FDA Bacteriological Analytical Manual (BAM)- Chapter 13A
Turn-around Time 14 Days
  • The sample should represent the outer surface as well as the interior of the food.
  • Seven distinct serological types have been identified: SEA, SEB, SEC1, SEC2, SEC3, SED, and SEE.
Common Causes for Rejection
  • insufficient specimen
  • not collected by a Registered Sanitarian
  • improperly stored.
  • failure to meet shipping guidelines.
Additional Information N/A