The 1-2 Test is a rapid qualitative method for the detection of motile Salmonella in foods, food ingredients and environmental samples. It is based on the observation of Salmonella immobilized in motility medium by polyvalent H (flagellar) antibodies. Immobilization of motile Salmonella results in development of well-defined band of cells ImmunoBand. As an AOAC Official Method of Analysis, the 1-2 Test is one of the simplest rapid methods available for the detection of Salmonella.
AOAC Official Method 989.13
Features and Benefits
No equipment required to read the results
- Test Units
- Iodine-Iodide solution
- Test trays
The assay incorporates immunodiffusion technology to provide accurate and rapid results following a simple 1 or 2 step enrichment protocol. If present,Salmonella move through the motility media as Salmonella -specific antibodies diffuse into the media from the opposite direction. The antibodies bind to the target Salmonella antigen to form a visually apparent immunoband indicating a positive test result.
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