Potato spindle tuber viroid by TaqMan® - Seeds

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Potato spindle tuber viroid by TaqMan® - Seeds
  • Method Used
    TaqMan ®PCR
  • Standard Turnaround Time
    10 working days

Seed is a potential source of infection for other crops propagated by seed such as tomato and pepper.

This viroid does not just affect potatoes as the name may suggest. Plants such as aubergine, tomato, avocado and sweet potato can be equally affected.

We can also test the plant material for Potato Spindle Tuber Viroid as well for £151 + VAT.

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

TaqMan ®PCR

Sample Size

1000 Seeds



Turnaround Time

10 working days

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