European Foulbrood (EFB) Diagnostic Test Kit

SKU: EFBTEST

  • The Vita European Foulbrood (EFB) Test Kit enables beekeepers and inspectors to test for EFB and get results immediately
  • For further information on EFB and this testing kit read the below description and article
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European Foulbrood (EFB) Diagnostic Test Kit

The Vita European foulbrood (EFB) Diagnostic Test Kit enables beekeepers and bee inspectors to test for EFB in honeybee larvae and to obtain the results immediately and easily in the apiary.

This test kit works like a home pregnancy test and reacts specifically to antibodies associated with the pathogen Melissococcus plutonius which causes EFB in honeybees.

The EFB test kit is similar to and complements the AFB Diagnostic Test Kit (which tests for Paenibacillus larvae subsp. larvae, which causes AFB in honeybees).

Developed by The National Bee Unit of the Food and Environment Research Agency (FERA), York and at other institutes internationally have validated that this kit performs as well as standard EFB laboratory tests. It has been developed for Vita by the Foresite Diagnostics section at FERA in York, UK. 

Specificity: 99%

Sensitivity: 96%

Kit Storage and handling

  • Kits can be used only once and are disposable.
  • The foil pack should be kept unopened and stored at room temperature (c18-25°C) until required.
  • The devices must be kept dry at all times.
  • Once the foil pack is opened the shelf life of the devices is not guaranteed, so it should be used as soon as possible after opening.
  • The window of the test device should not be touched.
  • If the device appears damaged, scratched, or marked in any way please contact us.
  • Read all instructions before using test kits.

CAUTION: This kit contains sodium azide in the extraction buffer, which is toxic. Handle carefully and avoid ingestion and contact with the skin. Sodium azide may form explosive copper or lead azides in plumbing systems. Always dispose of material containing azide by flushing copiously with water.

Our latest research articles:

Development and validation of a novel field test kit for European foulbrood

EFB kit validation INA Bologna- English Translation

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Goods are delivered on business days only. We cannot deliver on weekends or public holidays.

Signature on Delivery Required

We must get a signature when your order is delivered; we recommend you provide a delivery address where someone can receive and sign for your order. If no one is at your delivery address, the courier company will leave you a card in your letter box advising you of collection details.

All prices displayed on our website are in Australian Dollars ($AUD) and will be charged in Australian Dollars at the checkout

Postage Delivery Times

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Standard Courier 2-4 working days* 3-5 working days*
Premium Courier 2-3 working days* 3-5 working days*
  • All orders include tracking.
  • Delivery may be delayed during peak season.

*Dependent upon payment confirmation and stock availability.

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  • Please follow the instructions provided when estimating the shipping of your shopping cart before proceeding to the checkout.
  • For Prepaid customers, we’ll send you an invoice within two business days with the updated freight charge attached. For On Account customers, your order will be placed and the freight added after it has been dispatched.
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Australian customers:

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T: 1800 905 687

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