Vita American Foulbrood (AFB) Diagnostic Kit

Vita American Foulbrood (AFB) Diagnostic Kit


Test your hives with this immediate result testing kit.

Vita American Foulbrood (AFB) Diagnostic Kit works like a home pregnancy test, generating immediate results. It reacts specifically to antibodies associated with the pathogen Paenibacillus larvae subsp. larvae which causes AFB in honeybee.

Specificity: 99%

Sensitivity: 92%

Kit Storage and Handling –

  • Kits can be used only once and are disposable.
  • The foil pack should be kept unopened and stored at room temperature (c18-25°C) until required.
  • The devices must be kept dry at all times.
  • Once the foil pack is opened the shelf life of the devices is not guaranteed, so it should be used as soon as possible after opening.
  • The window of the test device should not be touched.
  • If the device appears damaged, scratched, or marked in any way please contact us.
  • Read all instructions before using test kits.
  • CAUTION: This kit contains sodium azide in the extraction buffer, which is toxic. Handle carefully and avoid ingestion and contact with the skin. Sodium azide may form explosive copper or lead azides in plumbing systems. Always dispose of material containing azide by flushing copiously with water.

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