Foodborne Pathogens

A pathogen is a synonym for a disease-causing microorganism. Food pathogens represent a special form of microbial pathogens, which are picked up and spread through food.
Below a number of pathogens are listed, for which BIOTECON Diagnostics offers suitable foodproof® DNA extraction and real-time PCR detection kits. Many of the pathogen kits have been certified by recognized institutions such as AOAC-RI, MicroVal or NordVal (see licensing options / validations), and thus independently tested for quality and safety.

foodproof® Vibrio Detection LyoKit

Vibrio parahaemolyticus, Vibrio vulnificus and Vibrio cholerae are potential waterborne contaminants of seafood, causing severe health problems worldwide.
In contrast to traditional methods, which are time consuming and error-prone, the foodproof Vibrio Detection LyoKit offers high sensitivity, 100% specificity and results in less than 24 hours. In just one single test, the foodproof Vibrio Detection LyoKit detects and discriminates between Vibrio parahaemolyticus, Vibrio vulnificus and Vibrio cholerae. Additionally, the pathogenicity factors ctx, tdh, trh1 and trh2 can be detected and individually identified by melting curve analysis using sequence specific 5`Nuclease-probes.

The foodproof Vibrio Detection LyoKit is compatible with all relevant raw and processed seafood matrices such as whole squid, raw oysters or smoked salmon as well as other matrices. The rapid and easy sample preparation includes a live/dead discrimination step using Reagent D, eliminating false-positive results from dead Vibrio.

BIOTECON Diagnostics Kit

Available Platforms:

LightCycler 480
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  • Product No.: R 602 44
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  • Product No.: R 602 44


  • Vibrio parahaemolyticus
  • Vibrio vulnificus
  • Vibrio cholerae
  • ctx, tdh, trh1, trh2
  • Multiple categories
    (please enquire)