Environmental Salmonella Fluxergy Test Kit

A simple and cost-effective test to ensure the veterinary hospital environment is free from Salmonella.

  • Biosecurity and client confidence to mitigate risk of hospital acquired infection.

  • Simple workflow after enrichment by using a sensitive and specific RT-PCR test.

  • Fast results in < 1 hour. Laboratory PCR can take 3-5 days.

  • Increase speed of stall turnover with on-site Salmonella PCR testing with results the next morning.

This device is solely intended to be used by healthcare professionals. Results were obtained from internal performance evaluation using clinical samples benchmarked against an FDA -EUA approved method.

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Validated through Clinical Trials

Cross-Reactivity Tested

All 23 organisms tested provided a negative result.

Lower Costs: ~$200 Saved per Test

Saved on average for indirect costs like an empty stall and overnight shipping costs. 

Save Time: ~1.5 Days Saved / Test

Saved on average compared to traditional testing methods. 

Inclusivity Tested

Validated against more than 20 Salmonella serotypes and counting. 

In a clinical comparison study of 95 NPS specimens, the Fluxergy Test Kit Covid-19 was 100% concordant with Cepheid’s Xpert
Xpress SARS-CoV-2 (the gold standard for COVID-19 RT-PCR at the Point-of-Care).

Test TypeDirect RT-PCR
Time to Result 50 minutes 
Sample Preparation16 hours for enrichment, ~3 min from reagent thaw 
Sample TypeEnvironmental Sponge (Included) 
Compatible EnrichmentsSelenite Cysteine Broth (Included)
Required Sample Volume14 uL of Selenite Cysteine Broth
Storage(Flux Card) 10° to 30°C, (Flux Reaction Mix) -10° to -30°C
Gene Target Salmonella Spp. InvA
LOD1 CFU / mL Post 16-hour Enrichment 
Reader Compatibility Fluxergy Analyzer
Analyzer Size 26.19 cm x 13.13 cm x 25.80 cm 
Analyzer Weight6.8 kg 
Power Input12VDC, 7A
Operating Temperature15°- 30°C 
Storage Temperature15°- 30°C 
Operating Humidity 10% – 85%
Computer Reqs. (Recommended)
OS must be 64-bit, Windows 10+. Intel i5 2.5GHz or equivalent, 8GB DDR4 RAM, HDD: 250 GB, Screen 1080p, USB: 2×2.0 port, Networking: Ethernet port

Use Cases: Ideal for Clinical and Community-level Testing


On-site care creates a high quality, case-by-case testing solution for:

  • ICU stalls (Prior to patient admit )
  • Surgical suites (Post-colic surgery)
  • Horse trailers (Post-travel for stress-induced shedding)
  • Routine screening of probable practice locations

Setting up multiple Fluxergy analyzers allows for community-level testing in settings such as:

  • Clinics
  • Referral hospitals
  • Ambulatory practices
  • Veterinary teaching hospitals

Frequently Asked Questions

Salmonella was isolated from a mat located in the colic surgery room. 18 of the 33 cases in this outbreak had surgery, and it is possible that some cases were infected during surgery. In other outbreaks in teaching hospitals, Salmonella has been isolated from a range of sites, including horse feeders and waterers, floor drains, stalls and stall mats, operating tables, recovery room mats and office floors.

The risk of Salmonella shedding more than doubled in patients with abdominal surgery versus non-surgical patients. Patients who underwent abdominal surgery were also eight times more likely to contract a hospital-acquired Salmonella infection.

To reduce fomite risk of Salmonella contamination, test nasogastric tubing and buckets, manure pitchforks, and ambulatory vehicle floor mats, tires and steering wheels, and tractor tires. Salmonella has been frequently isolated from reflux samples, so the risk of Salmonella environmental contamination and hospital-acquired infections is increased. Improved environmental monitoring allows for earlier detection and isolation, reducing environmental contamination.

Adult horses that had been treated with antimicrobial drugs prior to hospitalization were 3.09 times as likely to be shedding Salmonella organisms as were adult horses that had not been treated with antimicrobial drugs prior to hospitalization.

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