The time-saving Split Sampler Sponge comes with a dual-sponge head, which enables the collection of two identical samples from a single swabbing event. After collection, the sponges can be broken apart before shipping to the laboratory, where they will be enriched separately for analysis.
After enrichment, the samples from both sponge bags are combined into a single “well” for analysis of both Salmonella and Listeria mono. in our PCR. This Dual PCR method provides a faster* turnaround time, while the utilization of a single “well” for both pathogen assays saves you money!
*compared to VIDAS