Shorter turnaround time through addition of real-time PCR

News publication date: 20 September 2019

For two important combination tests for bacteria on cabbage seeds, a real-time PCR has been added to the dilution plating (culture) method. This will considerably reduce the turnaround time in most cases.

Kortere doorlooptijd met real-time PCR

Previously, the standard test was followed by a bioassay that took 3 weeks. The standard test will now be followed-up by a real-time PCR. A further bioassay will only be necessary in a few cases.

The real-time PCR has been added to the following 2 tests 

  1. Xanthomonas campestris pv. campestris and Xanthomonas campestris pv. raphani on untreated cabbage seeds (Brassica oleracea).
    • Sample: 10,000 untreated seeds or a multiple of this (max 100,000 seeds)
    • Price follow-up PCR: € 60.70
    • Duration of the test: 12-14 days (without bioassay)
  2. Xanthomonas campestris pv. campestris and Xanthomonas campestris pv. raphani on treated cabbage seeds (Brassica oleracea).
    • Sample: 10,000 untreated seeds or a multiple of this (max 100,000 seeds)
    • Price follow-up PCR: € 60.70
    • Duration of the test: 9 days (without bioassay)

See the pricelist for basic fees.