Fast and easy DNA-based test to assure the identity of your Atlantic Blue Crab.

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Mislabeling is a major issue in the seafood supply chain.  Maintain consumer confidence in your brand by ensuring the identity of your Atlantic Blue Crab with the InstantID™ Blue Crab test.

Protect your brand with the peace of mind that comes with InstantLabs’ InstantID™ Species Tests.



DescriptionTest CompatibilitySpecificationsAvailable Tests
The InstantID™ Blue Crab Test Kits use DNA-based technology, allowing you to ensure the identity of your product faster and in your facility. The InstantLabs line of InstantID™ species identification test kits work by detecting the DNA specific to the target organism – in this case, the species Callinectes sapidus.
The InstantID™ Blue Crab Test has been verified to work on a wide variety of sample types, including:

    • Raw Crab Meat
    • Cooked Whole Blue Crabs
    • Canned Crab Meat
    • Pre-formed Crab Cakes
    • Frozen Meat

InstantID Blue Crab Product Page (PDF)

    • Ready-to-use lyophilized reagents
    • Simple DNA extraction and quick on-device analysis in as little as 2 hours
    • Robust and validated across multiple matrices
    • High sensitivity – detect even trace amounts of blue crab
    • Contains all reagents needed for extraction and analysis of four samples, including a positive and negative control.
    • Limit of detection: ~ 0.1% per test portion
    • Store at 2 – 8°C

Bulk reagents available for use on other PCR platforms

The InstantLabs line of InstantID™ species identification test kits are available for both the InstantLabs Hunter Real-Time PCR Instrument as well as other PCR systems.

Available Tests Include:

    • InstantID™ Blue Crab Test Kit for the Hunter System
    • InstantID™ Blue Crab Assay for other PCR systems

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