Analysis Service

Viral nucleic acids present in the samples are detected using real-time gene amplification methodology (PCR or reverse transcription-PCR). The results are given as qualitative (viral genome detected/not detected). Each assay has a detection limit, below which viruses cannot be detected with these assays.

 

  • Norovirus (genogroup I and II)
  • Hepatitis A-virus
  • Hepatitis E-virus
  • Rotavirus
  • Adenovirus          
  • Astrovirus
  • Sapovirus     
  • Enterovirus

VIRUS DETECTION FROM FOOD SAMPLES

Viruses causing food poisoning (norovirus, hepatitis A- virus (HAV), hepatitis E -virus (HEV), rota-, adeno-, astro-, sapo- end enteroviruses, other viruses after consultation)

VIRUS DETECTION FROM ENVIRONMENTAL SAMPLES

Detection of enteric viruses from environmental swabs in outbreak situations, for checking hygienic level in the premises etc. (especially norovirus, other enteric viruses, see list above)

VIRUS DETECTION FROM WATER SAMPLES

Viruses causing waterborne outbreaks (norovirus, HAV, other enteric viruses, see list above)

OTHER VIRUS ANALYSES

Virus detection from sewage, sludge and soil (norovirus, HAV other enteric viruses, see list above)

References

 

Cover note

Delivery address for samples

 

Department of Food Hygiene and Environmental Health

Leena Maunula PhD

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

University of Helsinki

Mustialankatu 1 00790 Helsinki, FINLAND

 

Please contact us before sending the sample (leena.maunula@helsinki.fi , +358-40-838 4007).

Pay special attention to prevent leakage of the samples due to e.g. melting during the transport.

Contact Information

Microbiologist, Leena Maunula, PhD

Analysis of one virus:

 

ANALYSIS OF ONE VIRUS PRICE
Food 190 € (+VAT) / sample
Swabs: 5 swabs 250 € (+VAT) / 5 samples
Water  180 € (+VAT) / sample
Sewage*  130 € (+VAT) / sample
Sludge 130 € (+VAT) / sample

* An estimate of viral load is given as pcr-units/ml, with the exception of noroviruses (genome copies/ml).

Analysis of more than one virus:

 

ANALYSIS OF MORE THAN ONE VIRUS PRICE
Additional virus 90 € (+VAT) / sample