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, roots and soft material.
Our Potato virus Y rapid test kit will detect both potato virus YO (common strain) and potato virus YN (necrotic strain).
· Potable, in the field use · Simple to use, no training required · Rapid results, less than 10 minutes · Faster decision making
How to use Pocket Diagnostic® Rapid Tests
The following video shows a sample being added to one of our tests. More information about how to use the Pocket Diagnostic® tests can be found on our ‘How to use’ page.
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.
Note: The customer (outside EU) is responsible for having any applicable import licences/permits in place prior to purchase and shipping.
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).