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DNA testing is the method of choice for laboratories wishing to produce fast, accurate speciation data. Primerdesign offers multiple solutions for research and applied speciation testing. All of our kits support the detection of low levels of adulterating meat. This is achieved using mitochondrial DNA as a target to enable the highest degree of sensitivity. The new Primerdesign “EASY” and “Advanced” speciation formats contain additional components to help maximise speciation accuracy.

Primerdesign’s Advanced and EASY speciation kits are supplied in a multiplex format enabling both species-specific and universal meat detection in a single well. The relative signals reported by each of these assays produces speciation percentages with minimal well usage. Furthermore, the unique application of a positive control sample as a PCR calibrator allows users to apply recognised relative qPCR calculations to increase the accuracy of their reported results.

Product Features

Product features

  • Exceptional value for money
  • Rapid detection of all clinically relevant subtypes
  • Positive copy number standard curve for quantification
  • Highly specific detection profile
  • High priming efficiency
  • Broad dynamic detection range (>6 logs)
  • Sensitive to < 100 copies of target
  • Accurate controls to confirm findings

genesig® kits are sold for research use only and are not licensed for diagnostic procedures.

Advanced Kit contents:

  • Species specific/Universal meat primer/probe mix
  • Species specific - FAM labelled, Universal meat - VIC labelled
  • Positive control template 
  • RNAse/DNAse free water 

Standard Kit contents:

  • Primer and probe mix (100 tests)
  • Positive control template
  • Internal extraction control - Read through VIC channel* (150 reactions)
  • Internal Extraction control DNA/RNA
  • RNAse/DNAse free water


*alternative fluorophores available on request

We work hard to keep shipping costs to a minimum. Kits are normally sent by courier to ensure rapid delivery. Cost varies according to your location. If you are using the online shopping facility this will be calculated for you automatically, otherwise please contact us for detailed pricing.

We sell our products across the globe. You will either have the option to purchase through us directly or through a trusted distributor, depending on your location.

Please enquire for the alternative Standard, Advanced, or Easy Kit formats if not listed. Kit formats not listed will be made to order and typically have a dispatch time of 4-6 weeks.

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