The genetic identification allows to trace the genus and species of numerous organicisms in a short time and with a very high accuracy of results.
The analytical method is applicable to many types of organisms such as bacteria, yeasts, moulds, fish, molluscs and crustaceans.
The genetic identification involves the partial or complete sequencing of a specific gene (eg rDNA 16S for bacteria) highly conserved at the level of genus and species. The obtained sequence is then aligned with the database (NCBI or private database) and the result displayed.
Accreditation by ACCREDIA (Italian Accreditation Body) according to UNI CEI EN ISO/IEC 17025:2005 standard.
[Accreditation number: 0026, Certificate first emission: 14/11/1991]
The systematic involvement in Proficiency Test provides the external evidence about the test methods applied.
The full reports and the corresponding identification codes of Proficiency Test performed in the last year are available on this page for the downloading with a click on the code Ptest (in bold characters, see the following table).
Besides the matrix and the analytes analysed, the table shows also a synthesis of the obtained results in terms of z-score.
In addition to the PCR technique, Neotron has recently developed a specific identifying analytical method for probiotic bacteria (but applicable to any kind of bacteria) based on MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry.
Six Real-Time PCR assays for the rapid identification of serotypes of Salmonella infantis, enteritidis, hadar virkow, typhimurium and gallinarum are also in the final stages of validation.
To request the last P-Tests results, please contact Quality Assurance.