Potato virus Y rapid test (PVY) – Box of 4

Potato virus Y rapid test in someone's hand
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$27.26 Product Code: PD51102

Potato virus Y data sheet

Instructions for use

Minimum order of 2 units required

Discounts applied at checkout

Price per unit
Code Product 2 to 9 10 to 19 20 plus
PD51102 Potato virus Y (box of 4 tests) £20.58 £19.90 £19.10

*Discount prices will be applied at checkout. 

About our Potato virus Y rapid test

The Pocket Diagnostic® Potato virus Y rapid test is a quick in-field test designed to detect the potato virus Y in a wide range of plant material, including woody tissues, leaves and roots.

Our PVY rapid test kit will detect both potato virus YO (common strain) and potato virus YN (necrotic strain).

The test utilises lateral flow technology to easily and reliably detect PVY in a matter of minutes: the speed of results, therefore, allows for faster decision making in the event of a positive test result. This is why government inspectors, advisers, growers and plant disease experts all over the world are using the Pocket Diagnostic® Potato virus Y rapid test during their routine plant disease management activities.

The benefits of using the Pocket Diagnostic® PVY rapid test include:

  • – Rapid results, less than 10 minutes
  • – Portable, in-field use
  • – Simple user process
  • – No training required
  • – Faster decision making

How to use Pocket Diagnostic® Rapid Tests

Using the tests is simple. All you have to do is:

  • – break up some plant material
  • – add the sample to the buffer bottle
  • – shake the buffer bottle (includes ball bearings)
  • – allow the plant material to settle in the bottle
  • – use the pipette provided to add liquid to the test

If you would like more information on how to operate these handy tests, there is a great video on our  ‘How to use’ page of one of our tests being used.

Read the user instructions provided before using the tests.

Ordering Options

When ordering online you have the option of paying with a credit or debit card or via bank transfer. Just simply select the credit card or direct bank transfer options during checkout.

If you would prefer to order by alternative methods, you can order by one of the following options.


We have the ability to take credit/debit card payments over the phone. To order by phone please call +44 (0) 1904 406080.


For new customers and customers who prefer to order by bank transfer please send proforma requests, along with a company purchase order, to info@pocketdiagnostic.com.


Ordering on account with credit is only available to eligible customers. For information about account ordering eligibility please contact us on info@pocketdiagnostic.com.

Kit Content - Pack of 4

Kit Contents

  • 4 x Potato virus Y (PVY) rapid test devices
  • 4 x sample extraction bottles
  • 4 x pipettes
  • 1 x Instructions for use

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Shipping Information

Delivery and Contact Details

We normally ship tests within 48 hours but please allow up to 10 working days for delivery of orders.

In addition, to ensure orders arrive on time and do not get lost, all UK and International Pocket Diagnostic shipments are dispatched using tracked mailing methods. Non-tracked shipping methods (UK only) are available. Please contact a member of our team for assistance.

For information about our shipping cost please visit www.pocketdiagnostic.com/shipping-costs/.

Note: The customer (outside EU) is responsible for having any applicable import licences/permits in place prior to purchase and shipping. Import and custom fees are the responsibility of the customer. 

Phone: +44 (0) 1904 406 050
Email: info@pocketdiagnostic.com
Pocket Diagnostic® Distributor page

About Potato virus Y

Potato virus Y (potyvirus) is commonly found in potato crops. Symptoms vary widely between virus strain and potato variety. Most common symptoms seen in the field will be due to secondary (tuber-borne) infection and include stunting, leaf mottling, crinkling, yellowing and necrosis. Primary (current season) infection usually has mild symptoms or none at all. PVY can also infect pepper/chilli (Capsicum spp), tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum) and tomato (Solanum lycopersicum).

Be aware that PVY features on the UK Plant Health Risk Register.