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American Foulbrood (AFB) testing
Thursday, September 27, 2018

American Foulbrood (AFB) testing

Analytica offers a test for American Foul Brood disease (AFB) using a modern DNA testing technique called PCR.  It is not the same as conventional microbiological plating techniques, and is more sensitive allowing detection of sub-clinical levels of AFB in samples.  If the test detects AFB in a sample, then it is clear that there were AFB bacteria or spores in the sample without risk of confusion with other types of microorganisms. 


The test can be used on samples such as honey, bees, brood, and even honeycomb containing honey residues.  Beekeepers and honey processors can use this PCR test as a very specific and sensitive way of detecting AFB for hive management as well as market access reasons. 

Click the link in the Downloads below to find out more about American Foulbrood (AFB) testing in honey. 

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