ISO/TS 21872-2:2007 specifies a horizontal method for detection of the enteropathogenic Vibrio species, causing illness in or via the intestinal tract, other than Vibrio parahaemolyticus and Vibrio cholerae. The species detectable by the methods specified include Vibrio fluvialis, Vibrio mimicus and Vibrio vulnificus. It is not suitable for the isolation of Vibrio hollisae. Strains of V. parahaemolyticus and V. cholerae may also be detected during the application of this method.
ISO/TS 21872-2:2007 is applicable to products intended for human consumption and the feeding of animals, and environmental samples in the area of food production and food handling.
This method is not appropriate for the detection of Vibrio metschnikovii as this is oxidase negative.