At a time when foodborne illness remains a significant threat to public health in the United States, PathogenDx, announced the launch of SeroX, a new rapid, single test that detects Salmonella and 13 serotypes in a single shift to support the food industry’s poultry sector.

“Salmonella outbreaks are a huge issue facing poultry producers, particularly when you look at the astronomical risk and costs associated with an outbreak,” says PathogenDx Co-founder and CEO Milan Patel. “For every confirmed case of Salmonella, another 30 go undetected. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that each year one in six Americans—or 48 million people—get sick, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die of foodborne diseases. To make matters worse, food contaminated with Salmonella usually looks, tastes, and smells normal. That’s why next-gen tests like SeroX are critical to preventing infection and minimizing this threat to public health in the U.S.”

Patel adds, “With SeroX there is no need for qPCR, NGS testing or both. SeroX delivers advanced gene detection of Salmonella and 13 serotypes from primary enrichment, and ensures an easier, simplified workflow and cost savings that poultry producers require to optimize production and food safety. SeroX results are also ready in a single-shift and deliver the lowest cost per sample when compared to sequence and antisera based serotyping methods.”

PathogenDx’s SeroX Assays includes the company’s patented Dynamic Dimensional Detection (D3 Array) technology, which is comprised of up to 108 probes—in triplicate, in a single well—to deliver a new and innovative approach to multiplexed molecular testing. Amplified DNA binding is enabled easily across a flexible, open 3D cross-linked array architecture, which results in a more flexible, faster, and lower cost test than qPCR or NGS technology, according to the company. Additionally, SeroX rapidly detects the serotypes responsible for the vast majority of all harmful Salmonella infections in one efficient test, including:





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