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Rapid alternative to DNA agarose gel electrophoresis

PCRD nucleic acid detection LFDAbingdon Health manufactures nucleic acid lateral flow immunoassays (NALFIA), called PCRD, which can be used as an alternative to using DNA agarose gel electrophoresis. While taking only 10 minutes to detect the successful amplification of target DNA sequences PCRD is the choice for busy laboratories wanting fast results.

What is PCRD Nucleic Acid Detection?

PCRD Nucleic acid lateral flow assays are qualitative rapid assays designed to detect amplicons labelled with DIG/Biotin and/or FITC (or FAM)/Biotin, with the addition of a control line.

Detection of amplified DNA products using lateral flow assays

PCRD is a rapid, safe and sensitive way to confirm the successful outcome of a DNA amplification exercise. The lateral flow test strips incorporate reagents which sequentially capture and allow the visualisation of double-stranded amplification products containing selected binding partners.

This simple method of amplicon detection takes only 10 minutes, and the result is detectable by eye due to an aggregation of carbon particles at the capture lines.

Also, PCRD is a rapid, safe and sensitive alternative to ethidium bromide staining of agarose gels.

Advantages of using PCRD

In addition to being able to cope with large workloads, owing to their ease of use, the following benefits make PCRD an obvious choice for post DNA amplification nucleic acid confirmation.

  • Safe to use – avoids using intercalating dye and UV light
  • No special chemistry or equipment required
  • Time to result of 10 minutes
  • Easy to use
  • High sensitivity
  • Many strips can be run simultaneously
  • Cost effective

Easy to use

The following process describes how simple PCRD is to use.

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Instructions on how to use PCRD can be found in the kit contents section below.

Compatible amplification methods

Abingdon Health’s assays can be used in conjunction with the following amplification methods*:

  • Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
  • Loop mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP)
  • Recombinase Polymerase Amplification (RPA)
  • Helicase dependent amplification (HDA).
*Please note that operating protocols may differ between each method.


Due to their versatility, our nucleic acid detection assays can be used in a number of applications. Examples include:

  • Meat speciation testing
  • Food and drink authenticity
  • Rapid disease detection – veterinary, human and plant amongst others

How do customers use PCRD?

PCRD is used by customers globally from many different industry sectors. Read our article about rapid nucleic acid detection to learn more.

Quotation request and ordering

We have the ability to take orders through various means.


First of all, we have the ability to take credit/debit card payments over the phone. To order by phone please call +44 (0) 1904 406080.


For new customers and customers who prefer to order by bank transfer please send proforma requests, along with a company purchase order, to


Ordering on account with credit is only available to eligible customers. For information about account ordering eligibility please contact us on


Finally, for organisations who would prefer to order PCRD online, we have set up a purchase page on Abingdon Health Group e-commerce website, Click here to order online.

Quotation Request

If you would like to receive a quotation prior to ordering please request a quotation by clicking here.

PCRD kit contents and price

50 x PCRD Nucleic Acid Detection lateral flow assays.PCRD nucleic acid detection lateral flow assay box
5 x Extraction Buffer (10 mL)
1 x Instruction for use (PCRD Nucleic Acid Detector Lateral Flow Assay IFU)

Product code: FG-FD51673

Price: £142.00 (Exc. VAT)

If you have any questions about PCRD nucleic acid lateral flow assays please get in touch via our contact us page.