Pospiviroid screen

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Pospiviroid screen
  • Method Used
    Suite of PCR Assays per Sample
  • Standard Turnaround Time
    15 working days

Pospiviroids are an ongoing challenge to crop health in protected edibles such as tomatoes and cucumbers.

A screen for a range of pospiviroids causing symptoms in protected indoor crops such as tomatoes and cucumbers.

When sending plant pathogens and invertebrate samples from outside England and Wales for testing please email the Crop health team (crophealth@fera.co.uk) who will issue you with the relevant Letter of Authority to ensure your samples are not delayed upon entry to the UK.

Submitting your Sample

When submitting your sample please follow the guidelines outlined within our sample shipping information.

The relevant signed sample submission form must be included (in a separate bag if sample is damp); failure to send a sample submission form may result in a delay of your sample being tested and make diagnosis more difficult. To help us process your samples in the most efficient way please fill in as much information as possible on the relevant form below. Please ensure you provide your email address, 'Your Ref', 'Purchase order no' and 'Name and Address for Invoice' in the sections where applicable.

Download the sample submission form here



Method Used

RT- PCR test



Sample Information

Symtomatic Leaves/Plant

Method Used

TaqMan® PCR test

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