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Pocket Diagnostic® is focused on delivering rapid testing solutions to the forestry, horticulture and food industries with our range of plant disease rapid tests.

With a focus on producing rapid results, Pocket Diagnostic® offers the ability to test for commercially damaging plant diseases at the source.

To be used by supply chain managers, growers, advisors, inspectors and researchers Pocket Diagnostic® rapid tests can be used with a variety of testing materials taken from plants, trees and crops.

About Pocket Diagnostic® Plant disease rapid tests

Pocket Diagnostic® in-field plant pathogen lateral flow rapid tests were initially developed for the UK Government plant health inspectors testing for tomato and potato diseases. The success of the plant disease tests led to the product being commercialised to a wider audience stretching across the world.

Since their launch, the high-quality and reliability of these rapid tests has led to their use in routine disease monitoring programmes and in response to disease outbreaks. Pocket Diagnostic® rapid tests are recognised worldwide as industry-leading plant disease detection kits.

For more information about our plant disease test kits visit our plant disease rapid test product page.


Nucleic acid detection

In addition to our plant health tests, we also provide a platform for the online purchase of PCRD Nucleic Acid Lateral Flow Immunoassays (NALFIA). PCRD are qualitative rapid tests used as an alternative to DNA agarose gel electrophoresis and designed to detect amplicons labelled with DIG/Biotin and/or FITC (or FAM)/Biotin.

Assay development

Pocket Diagnostic® rapid lateral flow tests are manufactured and supplied by Abingdon Health.

Abingdon Health offers a complete integrated solution for the development and manufacture of lateral flow assays and readers for customers across multiple industry sectors. Quality is at the heart of everything Abingdon Health does and is demonstrated by their facility being certified to ISO9001 and ISO 13485. Abingdon Health’s manufacturing facility is also GMP compliant, with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

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