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SERS-Based Lateral Flow Strip Biosensor for Simultaneous Detection of Listeria monocytogenes and Salmonella enterica Serotype Enteritidis

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posted on 02.11.2017, 00:00 by Hai-bin Liu, Xin-jun Du, Yu-Xuan Zang, Ping Li, Shuo Wang
Rapid, sensitive, point-of-care detection of bacteria is extremely important in food safety. To address this requirement, we developed a new surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS)-based lateral flow (LF) strip biosensor combined with recombinase polymerase amplification (RPA) for simultaneous detection of Listeria monocytogenes and Salmonella enterica serotype Enteritidis. AuMBA@Ag core–shell nanoparticles were used in this SERS-LF. Highly sensitive quantitative detection is achieved by measuring the characteristic peak intensities of SERS tags. Under optimal conditions, the SERS intensities of MBA at 1077 cm–1 on test lines are used to measure S. Enteritidis (y = 1980.6x – 539.3, R2 = 0.9834) and L. monocytogenes (y = 1696.0x – 844, R2 = 0.9889), respectively. The limit of detection is 27 CFU/mL for S. Enteritidis and 19 CFU/mL for L. monocytogenes. Significantly, this SERS-LF has high specificity and applicability in the detection of L. monocytogenes and S. Enteritidis in food samples. Therefore, the SERS-LF is a feasible method for the rapid and quantitative detection of a broad range of bacterial pathogens in real food samples.