Following the success of Abingdon Health’s nucleic acid lateral flow immunoassay (NALFIA), PCRD, with customers working in a variety of industry sectors, Abingdon Health has added an alternative version of this easy-to-use rapid test to its portfolio.
PCRD FLEX, which is supplied as a standalone dipstick opposed to a dipstick in a housed-cassette like PCRD, offers the same time and cost-saving benefits as PCRD. Used as a complement to a variety of DNA amplification methods, PCRD FLEX detects nucleic acid in a matter of minutes and can be used as an alternative to DNA agarose gel electrophoresis; which negates the need to invest in expensive laboratory equipment.
PCRD FLEX has been added to Abingdon Health’s product portfolio in order to allow Abingdon Health to cater for customers who require NALFIA tests in either a housed cassette or in a dipstick format.
PCRD and PCRD FLEX have been engineered with safety, sensitivity and simplicity in mind. Owing to the utilisation of lateral flow technology there is no requirement to rely on intercalating dye and UV light when assessing the success of a DNA amplification sequence, the reagents used sequentially capture and allow the visualisation of double-stranded amplification products containing selected binding partners and the tests are supplied with all the necessary equipment needed for the rapid detection of nucleic acid.
In addition, the compact nature of the PCRD range means there is a space-saving benefit which is useful for smaller laboratories or laboratories with a large variety of equipment.
The user benefits of PCRD FLEX makes it an ideal tool for organisations working with Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR), Loop mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP), Recombinase Polymerase Amplification (RPA) or Helicase dependent amplification (HDA) for meat specification testing, food and drink authenticity or disease detection.
Both PCRD and PCRD FLEX are available for purchase directly from Abingdon Health by emailing [email protected] or calling +44 (0) 1904 406082. Alternatively, purchases can be made online through Abingdon Health’s e-commerce website www.pocketdiagnostic.com.
Download our brochure to learn more PCRD and PCRD FLEX.