Catalog number: B1248 /B1296
Bio-Shield Cow is an ELISA test for the detection of Cow’s milk in Sheep’s or Goat’s milk.
Higher priced milk with limited seasonal availability is commonly and fraudulently adulterated with milk with lower price from other species like cow. Adulterated milk either used in direct human consumption or in cheese manufacture results in a final product inferior to that expected by the consumer. Due to unknown milk mixtures changes occur in the final sensory characteristics and quality. In addition, Cow’s milk allergy (CMA) is one of the most common food allergies. Milk can induce allergic reactions at infancy, this allergy is normally outgrown in the first year of life, however, 15% of allergic children remain allergic, as a result cow milk must be declared as an ingredient on food labels.
This certain Elisa kit can be used to detect and quantify the presence of Cow milk, in Sheep’s or Goat ‘s or Buffalo milk. Milk adulteration can be detected by chromatography, electrophoresis. These methods are toilsome and have need of highfalutin equipment. Consequently, they are of limited value in usual screening of milk.
ELISA kit characteristics:
■ Sandwich Quantitative ELISA test with single-break strip plate with 48 wells (6 strips) or 96 wells (12 strips)
■ Limit of detection (LOD): 0.10% cow’s milk in sheep’s milk or goat’s milk
■ High specificity and sensitivity
■ Adjusted to Greek standards and to each country’s standards
■ Up to 8% adulterations no need for extra dillutions
■ Low procedure time (85 min)
■ All reagents are in ready to use format
■ Shelf Life: 12 months Storage 2-8 °C