Neogen develops simple PSP test


SeafoodSource staff

Published on
June 3, 2014

A Scottish firm has released a new rapid test to detect toxins that can cause paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP) in people.

Neogen Europe, a Scotland-based subsidiary of Neogen Corp., said in a release that its Reveal 2.0 for PSP can detect PSP toxins at a level of 800 parts per billion, and produces results in 5 minutes.

The test works in the field and a laboratory. Harvesters and processors can use the kit to test mussels, scallops, oysters, clams and cockles.

“The addition of our test for PSP toxins means we now offer a complete range of tests for shellfish toxins, including tests for amnesic shellfish poisoning and diarrhetic shellfish poisoning toxins,” said Neogen Europe’s Steve Chambers.

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