Each kit contains: Master Mix, Assay Mix, Positive and Negative Controls 


In the European Union, the specification of the animal species must be disclosed on the label of food products since the species authenticity can be highly relevant to consumers for economic, medical, cultural and religious reasons. Fraudulent substitution of cheaper meats in place of more expensive species, the inclusion of meat in non-meat (vegetarian) products and the presence of allergens in food products are clear examples for the importance of this issue. It is also of most importance in a food safety and animal context as the feeding of meat-and-bone meal to ruminants is generally considered to be the transmission route of BSE and other similar pathologies. PCR based techniques allow the identification of DNA from the distinct species present in a sample. Real time PCR techniques are especially suitable for these products because small fragments of DNA can still be amplified and identified with high sensitivity and specificity.


SKU: BIOPFS-sp0006
  • This test allows the detection of Cow DNA in food products after DNA extraction. It can also be used with animal feedstuff and other samples in which cow species detection is needed. Depending on the specific characteristics of the sample, procedures like homogenization and grinding may be necessary before DNA extraction. The kit is suitable for use in real time instruments with FAM and ROX detection channels.

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