Atlas Listeria monocytogenes Performance Comparison to BAX in Hot Dog and Deli Turkey Matrices 


A study was conducted by Texas Tech University that compared the accuracy of Atlas L. monocytogenes assay with Dupont BAX by using a Limit of Detection (LOD) approach. Samples were bulk inoculated with 4- 8 cfu /gm of the pathogen, acclimatized and divided into 20 replicates of 25 g and 125 g sample size for hot dogs and deli turkey respectively. To determine LOD, samples were enriched as per manufacturer’s instructions, tenfold serially diluted and an aliquot was tested for each dilution and the results from the two methods were statistically compared
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