James Giese

Rapid Test Kits for Meat and Poultry Product Screening
Unlike traditional microbial methods for detection of foodborne bacteria that use growth in culture media, isolation, and biochemical identification, rapid test kits are designed to make detection and identification of microorganisms faster, more convenient, more sensitive, and more specific.

Using DNA fingerprinting, a USDA microbiologist identifies bacterial isolates in carcass-contamination tracking studies.

Some rapid test kits use biochemical techniques for detection, but many are now antibody- and DNA-based tests. With few exceptions, almost all assays use…

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