QIAGEN today announced that its mericon® Pathogen Detection Assays for Listeria species and Listeria monocytogenes received AOAC Performance Tested MethodSM (PTM) certification from the AOAC-Research Institute. The AOAC validated the two assays with single enrichment in selected foods from meat, seafood, fruit/vegetable and dairy sectors, and in environmental tests on common food production surfaces. The AOAC evaluation assures food companies and laboratories that QIAGEN’s mericon kits and the QIAsymphony RGQ automation platform have been demonstrated to reliably detect Listeria spp. (PTM #061402) and L. monocytogenes (PTM #061401) in various food matrices and environmental surfaces.

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