See our list of frequently asked questions below.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Should you have further questions please call us on +61 1300 895 515 or visit our contact page to submit your enquiry.

Is Shrimp MultiPath quantitative?

Yes, Shrimp MultiPath is quantitative and can tell you how many copies of template are present in a sample. Please contact us at for detailed information.

How sensitive is Shrimp MultiPath?

Shrimp MultiPath has unrivalled sensitivity compared to other pathogen detection products on the market. Shrimp MultiPath detects down to 0.5-1 copies of template. Please contact us at for detailed information.

How much sample is required for a Shrimp MultiPath or Shrimp ID test?

The Shrimp MultiPath and Shrimp ID assays require minimal input tissue. A 3 mm piece of pleopod tip is enough for running both assays, making Shrimp MultiPath and Shrimp ID assays ideal for non-destructive testing of valuable stocks. Contact our customer support team at for more information.

How much does Shrimp MultiPath and Shrimp ID cost?

Shrimp MultiPath and Shrimp ID assays have a cost base no different to conventional and real-time PCR. However, Shrimp MultiPath and Shrimp ID have unsurpassed high-throughput capability underpinning delivery of significant cost-savings and improved data turnaround times. Contact our sales team to obtain a pricing schedule tailored to your needs.

Which pathogens does Shrimp MultiPath detect?

Shrimp MultiPath detects 13 commercially important pathogens of shrimp as well as various genetic variants. Contact our research and development team at if you would like customised pathogen assays added to Shrimp MultiPath.

Pathogens detected by Shrimp MultiPath include White spot syndrome virus (WSSV), Yellow head virus (YHV) variants 1-7, Mourilyan virus (MoV), Taura syndrome virus (TSV), Infectious myonecrosis virus (IMNV), Laem-Singh necrosis virus (LSNV), Hepatopancreatic parvovirus (HPV), Monodon baculovirus (MBV), Infectious hypodermal and hematopoietic necrosis virus (IHHNV), Pir A toxin gene & Pir B toxin gene (AHPND/EMS; Acute hepatopancreatic necrosis disease/Early mortality syndrome) and Enterocytozoon hepatopenaei (EHP). Shrimp MultiPath differentiates between all 7 YHV variants using independent variant specific targets. YHV2 is also known as Gill associated virus (GAV). HPV is also known as Hepatopancreatic densovirus (HDV). Shrimp MultiPath detects the endogenous shrimp Bactin gene and can differentiate between shrimp species.

Is there a minimal sample submission requirement?

The minimal sample submission is 92 samples with no upper limit. Contact us to discuss your volume needs and options for a lower minimal sample submission number if required for preliminary trials.

How is Shrimp MultiPath data reported?

Customised reports are made available electronically once Shrimp MultiPath assay data passes QC. An example of a customer report template will be available soon – in the meantime get in touch via our Contact page.

What preservative do I use?

Preservative choice will depend on your sample tissue type and country of origin. We generally use 70% high quality ethanol however to ensure a suitable preservative is used for your samples consultation with our sales team is advised.