American Foulbrood is the most serious bee disease in New Zealand.
In response to the demand for better detection methods for this disease, we have designed and developed a unique test that is the only test worldwide to simultaneously test to detect two independent targets in the AFB bacteria: Paenibacillus lavae. This ensures a better sensitivity ie. chance of detecting the bacteria and specificity ie that a positive is definitely a positive.
Research is ongoing in our lab to determine spore detection levels with future clinical signs.
This test is available in a kit format for laboratories to use.
We also test for AFB in bees, including brood as well as honey or hive-ware. If you suspect that you have AFB, please contact us before sending your samples.
For more information and pricing, call 0800 362 887 (0800 DNATURE) or email: firstname.lastname@example.org