Listeria Monocytogenes

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Price of the test:

$35 per analysis

Limit of Detection:

This is a qualitative test per swab, 25g, 100g, or 375g.

Sample Size Requirements:

Environmental: 1 swab/test
In Food Products: 500g



Reportable Units:

Environmental: positive or negative
In Food Products: positive or negative/sample size (25g, 100g or 375g)

Turn Around Time:

10 Business Days

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Method Reference:

AOAC 051401

Method Description:

Samples are analyzed using the 3M MDS system which utilizes isothermal DNA amplification and bioluminescence detection.

Additional Information:

This is a qualitative enrichment procedure which detects very low levels of the potential food borne pathogen. Note that a percentage of all raw commodities may contain an inherent low level of these organisms. Listeria monocytogenes is the only species of Listeria that is associated with illness in humans.