Cronobacter rapid analysis

Specific detection of Cronobacter spp. (qualitative)

Item Number: 01230019

Lab services - Cronobacter spp. in food samples

Prevention of product contamination - with the specific VIT® gene probes viable Cronobacter spp. (formerly: Enterobacter sakazakii) cells are detected unequivocally and reliably. The detection is carried out in food samples, milk powder, raw materials.

Results will be provided within 3 working days after sample receipt, in case of readily enriched samples or grown colonies by the next working day.

Qualitative or quantitative detection?

Which method is applied?
The reliable VIT® gene probe technology.

Which requirements are important?
Product and raw material samples:

  • Food samples, minimum 100 g
  • Milk samples, minimum 100 g
  • Raw materials, minimum 100 g

Pre-enriched samples:

  • Pre-enriched bouillons (10 ml) or agar plates with grown colonies: This allows an increase in time-to-result.


Tip: This service is also available as product VIT® Cronobacter.

Identical microscopic image after analysis with the test kit: phase contrast, Cronobacter spp. shines specifically red.
Identical microscopic image after VIT® analysis: phase contrast, Cronobacter spp. shines specifically red.


  • unequivocal detection of Cronobacter spp.
  • detection of living bacteria exclusively
  • incomparably fast handling time
  • highest specificity