FAQ: What is the difference between using Colorimetric LAMP Master Mix and regular LAMP reactions?

Our pH-based colorimetric LAMP is based on the same principle of LAMP and RT-LAMP amplification but designed to allow visual detection of positive reactions. The Colorimetric LAMP Master Mix contains the pH-sensitive dye Phenol Red in a low-buffer reaction solution that changes color from bright pink to yellow upon DNA amplification. This detection makes it possible to use simple equipment (e.g. hot water for incubation, visual detection) instead of sophisticated and expensive instruments for LAMP reactions.