Fast and easy DNA-based test to verify that your products are not contaminated with horsemeat.



Product purity is of top priority when it comes to consumer confidence. The InstantID™ Horse test from InstantLabs can help protect your brand from inadvertent horsemeat adulteration.

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



DescriptionTest CompatibilitySpecificationsAvailable Tests
The InstantID™ Horse Test Kits use DNA-based technology, allowing you to more accurately verify purity of even highly processed products than is possible with antibody-based technologies. The InstantLabs line of InstantID™ species identification test kits work by detecting the DNA specific to the target species – in this case, the species Equus ferus including all wild and domestic horses.

InstantID Horse Product Page (PDF)

The InstantID™ Horse Test has been verified to work on a wide variety of sample types, including:

    • Ground Beef
    • Meatballs
    • Sausage
    • Deli Meats
    • 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 horsemeat
    • Contains all reagents needed for extraction and analysis of four samples, including a positive and negative control.
    • Limit of detection: ~ 0.01% 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™ Horse Test Kit for the Hunter System– Swab-EASY
    • InstantID™ Horse Test Kit for the Hunter System– Universal Kit
    • InstantID™ Horse Assay for other PCR systems

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