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InstantID™ Available Kits

Our test kits are designed to work seamlessly with both the InstantLabs Hunter® Real-Time PCR instrument as well as other PCR systems.

InstantLabs’ Hunter® System is fast, accurate, and easy-to-use, incorporating the latest DNA testing technology for species identification.  We use real-time PCR technology, so test kits provide highly accurate results even for processed products such as gel caps.

Because of growing prevalence of seafood fraud, InstantLabs is partnering with the University of Guelph, one of the world’s leading food science centers, to develop a portfolio of seafood species identification kits. The kits are designed to run on both the Hunter and other PCR instruments.

INSTANTID™ SPECIES IDENTIFICATION KITS

HORSE

Detects the species Equus ferus which includes all wild and domestic horses.

Limit of Detection = ~0.01% per test portion

 Test Compatibility
– Ground Beef
– Meatballs
– Sausage

– Deli Meats

Available Tests
 – InstantID™ Horse Test Kit for the Hunter System– Swab-EASY –  # 9034-0600-0021
– InstantID™ Horse Test Kit for the Hunter System– Universal Kit –  # 9034-0600-0022
– InstantID™ Horse Assay for other PCR systems

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CRAB

Detects the species Callinectes sapidus

Limit of Detection = ~0.1% per test portion

 Test Compatibility
  – Raw Crab Meat
  – Cooked Whole Blue Crabs
  – Canned Crab Meat
  – Pre-formed Crab Cakes
  – Frozen Meat

Available Tests Include:
– InstantID™ Blue Crab Test Kit for the Hunter System – # 9034-0650-0025
– InstantID™ Blue Crab Assay for other PCR systems

CRAB

PORK

Detects the species Sus scrofa which includes domestic pigs and wild boars

Limit of Detection = ~0.01% per test portion

Test Compatibility
 – Gelcaps and Supplements

 – Hot Dogs
 – Marshmallows
 – Deli Meats
 – Food-Grade Hydraulic Oil
 – Surfaces

Available Tests Include:
 – InstantID™ Pork Test Kit for the Hunter System– Swab-EASY – # 9034-0650-0025
– InstantID™ Pork Test Kit for the Hunter System– Universal Kit – # 9034-0600-0012
– InstantID™ Pork Assay for other PCR systems

PIG

SALMON

Detects the species:
– Salmo salar (Atlantic Salmon)
 – Oncorhynchus kisutch (Coho Salmon)
 – Oncorhynchus tshawytscha (Chinook Salmon)
 – Oncorhynchus nerka (Sockeye Salmon)

Limit of Detection = ~0.1% per test portion

Test Compatibility
– Raw Fillet Meat
– Raw Steak Meat

 – Cooked Meat
 – Canned Meat
 – Pre-formed Salmon Cakes
 – Frozen Meat

Available Tests Include:
– InstantID™ Atlantic Salmon Test Kit for the Hunter System –  # 9034-0650-0026

 – InstantID™ Atlantic Salmon Assay for other PCR systems
 – InstantID™ Coho Salmon Test Kit for the Hunter System – # 9034-0650-0027
 – InstantID™ Coho Salmon Assay for other PCR systems
 – InstantID™ Chinook Salmon Test Kit for the Hunter System –  # 9034-0650-0028
 – InstantID™ Chinook Salmon Assay for other PCR systems
 – InstantID™ Sockeye Salmon Test Kit for the Hunter System –  # 9034-0650-0029
 – InstantID™ Sockeye Salmon Assay for other PCR systems

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CATFISH

Detects the species:
– Ictalurus (US Catfish)

        – Ictalurus furcatus (Blue Catfish)
        – Ictalurus punctatus (Channel Catfish) 
 – Pangasius (Asian Catfish)
        – Pangasius bocourti (Basa)
        – Pangasius hypopthalmus (Swai or Sutchi)

Limit of Detection = ~0.1% per test portion

Test Compatibility
– Raw Fillet Meat
– Raw Steak Meat

 – Cooked Meat
 – Canned Meat
 – Pre-formed Fish Cakes
 – Frozen Meat

Available Tests Include:
– InstantID™ U.S. Catfish Test Kit for the Hunter System –  # 9034-0650-0031
– InstantID™ U.S. Catfish Assay for other PCR systems

 – InstantID™ Asian Catfish Test Kit for the Hunter System – # 9034-0650-0033
 – InstantID™ Asian Catfish Assay for other PCR systems

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Fast, Sensitive Assurance of Authenticity at Your Fingertips


InstantID™ Blue Crab Fast, Sensitive Assurance of Authentic Blue Crab at Your Fingertips The InstantID™ Blue Crab Test Kits use ultra sensitive DNA-based technology for rapid and accurate testing to assure an authentic product. DNA analysis using the Hunter® system gives you the power to easily verify the identity of even highly processed products with sensitivity significantly higher than is possible with antibody-based technologies. InstantID™ species identification test kits work by detecting only the DNA specific to the target species – in this case, the species Callinectes sapidus, commonly known as Atlantic Blue Crab.

Simple-to-Use
DNA-based detection technology offers enhanced sensitivity versus traditional ELISA or lateral flow assays.

Fast Results
Assure the identity of your product in as little as 2 hours

Sensitive
New DNA-based detection technology offers enhanced sensitivity versus traditional ELISA or lateral flow assays.

Accurate
Dependable results using industry-proven Real-Time PCR

Point-of-Need
The Hunter® Real-Time PCR instrument allows testing to be performed anywhere

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SPECIFICATIONS

 – InstantID™ kits for InstantLabs’ Hunter® Real-Time PCR instrument contain all of the reagents necessary for automatic analysis of up to 5 samples, including controls.
 – Robust; validated across multiple matrices
 – High sensitivity—detect even trace amounts
 – Store at 2—8°C

Stramlined Protocol 


InstantID™ kits and the Hunter® system let you spend less time testing and more time focusing on your business. It takes only a few fast and easy steps to go from sample to result, so most users can be up and running quickly with minimal training. The advanced Hunter® system also takes the guesswork out of your testing program by automatically analyzing results.

Why Use Real-Time PCR?

Real-time PCR relies on the amplification and detection of DNA and is the most advanced testing method available. This technology has many advantages over other testing methods, including:

– Speed—when using Real-Time PCR, results are at your fingertips in just two hours, as compared to days when sending out samples.

 – Accuracy—Real-Time PCR relies on the direct analysis of DNA, which allows PCR assays to ensure accuracy of the results on the genetic level.

 – Sensitivity—Real-Time PCR can detect as little as one strand of DNA in a given sample, ensuring that if it’s present, you’ll find it.

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InstantLabs’ Hunter® Real-Time PCR Instrument

InstantLabs combines the speed and accuracy of Real-Time PCR with ease-of-use, reliability, and affordability, delivering the gold standard results of Real-Time PCR to more industries and more companies than was ever before possible. With InstantLabs’ Hunter® Real-Time PCR System, you can quickly and easily implement an in-house testing system, delivering results faster so you can ship sooner.

Our breakthrough DNA extraction process, streamlined protocols, and touchscreen-driven design ensure that virtually everyone can operate the Hunter® with confidence. Automatic analysis of results takes the guesswork out of testing, and with results that can be automatically delivered over email after a run has completed, you’ll always have the most
up-to-date information at your fingertips.

ALSO AVAILABLE FROM INSTANT LABS

Food Safety:

Salmonella Species
Ecoli O157
Listeria Species
Listeria monocytogenes

Instrumentation and Reagents:

Hunter® Real-Time PCR Instrument
FASTGRO™ SE Enrichment Broth
Buffered Listeria Enrichment Broth

Don’t have a Hunter® yet?

All of our InstantID™ assays are available for your existing Real-Time PCR instrument.