SureFood® ALLERGEN Crustaceans

Art. No.: S3612

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SureFood® ALLERGEN Crustaceans

Art. No.: S3612

Intended use

The SureFood® ALLERGEN Crustaceans is a real-time PCR for the direct, qualitative and / or quantitative detection of specific crustaceans (Crustacea) DNA sequences according to directive (EC) 1169/2011. The crustacean family contains about 44,000 species. Due to the large number of different species a practical verification of all is impossible. More detailed information is available in the Validation Report.

For the quantitative determination the use of the laboratory reference material SureFood® QUANTARD Allergen 40 (Art. No. S3301) containing 40 mg crustaceans / kg food sample and a detection system including a standard series are required.

General Information

The real-time PCR assay can be performed with commonly used real-time PCR instruments, equipped for detection of two fluorescence emissions at the channels FAM and VIC/HEX at the same time. The technical validation of instruments was performed on Roche LightCycler® 480 II, Roche cobas® z 480 Analyzer, Qiagen Rotor-Gene Q, Applied Biosystems 7500, Bio-Rad CFX96, Bio Molecular Systems MIC, Agilent AriaDx and Agilent Mx3005P.


Dear customers,

we have started to provide the documents for our products in an electronic format. These are the Instructions for Use (IFU), the Safety Data Sheets (SDS) and the Certificate of Analysis (CoA). For batches placed on the market after 01 January 2024, you can find our documents on the eIFU portal

Art. NoS3612
Test format100 reactions
Sample preparationFor DNA-preparation the use of SureFood® PREP Advanced (Art. No. S1053), protocol 1 or SureFast® Mag PREP Food (Art. No. F1060) is recommended.
LOD (Detection Limit)The SureFood® ALLERGEN Crustaceans PCR has a limit of detection of ≤ 0.4 mg / kg using SureFood® PREP Advanced, protocol 1.
LOQ (Limit of quantification

1 mg / kg using SureFood® PREP Advanced, protocol 1

Cross Reactivity.

Cross reactivity was observed with DNA extracts from abalone (Haliotis spp.) with 100 %.