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A rapid alternative to DNA agarose gel electrophoresis

Abingdon 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.

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

PCRD kit contents

rapid nucleic acid detection lateral flow immunoassay products available from Abingdon Health

50 x PCRD Nucleic Acid Detection lateral flow assays.
5 x Extraction Buffer (10 mL)
1 x Instruction for use

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

What is PCRD?

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. The lateral flow test strips incorporate reagents which sequentially capture and allow the visualisation of double-stranded amplification products containing selected binding partners.

  • A rapid, safe and sensitive alternative to ethidium bromide staining of agarose gels
  • A simple method of amplicon detection that takes only 10 minutes
  • Results are detectable by eye due to an aggregation of carbon particles at the capture lines

Advantages of nucleic acid detection with 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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If you would like to see a copy of the instructions please contact us.

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


Compatible amplification methods

PCRD nucleic acid detection lateral flow assay box

Compatible amplification methods

PCRD 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

Using lateral flow technology for nucleic acid detection

Read our article entitled, ‘How is lateral flow technology used for rapid nucleic acid detection?‘ to learn more about using NALFIA tests.

Ordering and quote options


PCRD can be bought online via Abingdon Health Group e-commerce website, Order online.

Bank transfer

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

Credit/debit card

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

Quotation Request

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

Note: The customer (outside EU) is responsible for having any applicable import licences/permits in place prior to purchase and shipping. Import and custom fees are the responsibility of the customer. 

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.


Please click on the link below to find your nearest distributor.

Customisation options

Customisation of PCRD

Customisation of PCRD and PCRD FLEX is available upon request. Please contact a member of the team for more information.

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Tel: +44 (0) 1904 406080

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