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Rapid nucleic acid detection | Standard kits, OEM and Customisation


A rapid and safe alternative to ethidium bromide staining of agarose gels

PCRD nucleic acid lateral flow immunoassays (NALFIA) are 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.

  • Time to result of 10 minutes
  • Safe to use – avoids using intercalating dye, ethidium bromide and UV light
  • No special chemistry or equipment required
  • Easy to use
  • Sensitive
  • Run many strips simultaneously
  • Cost-effective

Time-saving, rapid NALFIA technology aiding laboratory budgets and schedules

What is PCRD?

PCRD nucleic acid lateral flow immunoassays detect amplicons labelled with DIG/Biotin and/or FITC (or FAM)/Biotin. The tests allow the visualisation of double-stranded amplification products and selected binding partners due to an aggregation of carbon particles at the test’s capture lines.

If PCRD or PCRD FLEX is not suitable for your amplification product, we do offer customisation. However, if the specification is suitable but you would like our nucleic acid tests re-branding, we can also help.

Compatible amplification methods*

  • Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
  • Loop mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP)
  • Recombinase Polymerase Amplification (RPA)
  • Helicase dependent amplification (HDA)

Applications and industries

  • Meat speciation testing
  • Food and drink authenticity
  • Food and feed testing
  • Infectious disease: animal and human health

*Please note that operating protocols may differ between each method.

Using PCRD

Information about using PCRD can be seen in the instructions for use.

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

NALFIA OEM and Customisation

Abingdon Health is able to manufacture nucleic acid lateral flow immunoassays specific to your specification or branding in order ensure 100% compatibility with your assay (subject to volumes).

Contact us to learn more.

Prices and ordering Options

PCRD and PCRD FLEX can be ordered online or via email, phone or our distributor network.

Price per unit
Code Product Format 1 to 9 10 plus
FG-FD51673 PCRD (box of 50 tests) Cassette £146.25 £139.15 Order online
FG-FD51676 PCRD FLEX (box of 50 tests) Dipstick £106.25 £100.00 Learn more

Tel: +44 (0) 1904 406 080
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Want to learn more about PCRD? Contact a member of our team