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AFNOR Approves Thermo Scientific Salmonella Rapid Test


The Thermo Scientific Salmonella Rapid Test (OSRT, product code FR0201A), a novel culture method for faster identification of Salmonella species from food and environmental samples, has been successfully revalidated and approved for use by the internationally-recognised French accreditation body, AFNOR (l’Association Francaise de Normalisation).

The innovative Thermo Scientific Salmonella Rapid Test combines enrichment, selective growth and presumptive identification of motile Salmonella species in a single culture vessel, with results in just 42 hours – less than half the time taken by traditional culture methods. By combining these three steps in one test, operator intervention and exposure to potentially harmful samples is reduced to a minimum. The test is extremely easy to set up and, once incubation is completed, results are simple to interpret. Positive results can be confirmed in minutes using the simple Thermo Scientific Salmonella Latex Test.

The speed of OSRT allows faster throughput of samples and greater convenience in the laboratory, which, in turn, allows prompt clearance of raw materials and faster distribution of finished products.

In an extensive study, involving 820 samples examined at nine independent food laboratories throughout Europe and the United States, OSRT demonstrated 96.8% sensitivity, compared to 90.1% for traditional methodology. This rapid test is widely used in food laboratories around the world. In addition to AFNOR, it has also received approval from other regulatory bodies, including AOAC (Association of Analytical Communities) International.

For further information about the Thermo Scientific Salmonella Rapid Test and other products available for the growth and identification of Salmonella species, please contact Thermo Scientific.

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Posted on August 4, 2005