Catalog number: B1548/B1596
Bio-Shield Aflatoxin B1 is an ELISA test for the detection of Aflatoxin B1 in grains, nuts, cottonseeds, cereals and other commodities including animal feeds.
Aflatoxins are toxic metabolites of major concern to the food industry, generally produced by Aspergillus flavus, A. parasiticus and A. nomius. They can have immunosuppressive, mutagenic, teratogenic and carcinogenic effects. Aflatoxins can be present in grains, nuts, cottonseed and other commodities associated with human food or animal feed. Crops may be contaminated with aflatoxin B1. Aflatoxin B1 is the most toxic and frequently detected form. The other types present a significant danger if the concentration is at a high level. Animals are exposed to aflatoxins by consumption of feeds that are contaminated by aflatoxin producing fungal strains during growth, harvest or storage. Symptoms of toxicity in animals range from death to chronic diseases, reproductive interference, immune suppression, decreased milk and egg production.
Most controlling government agencies worldwide have regulations regarding the amount of aflatoxins allowable in human and animal foodstuffs. Accurate and rapid determination of the presence of aflatoxin in commodities is of paramount importance.
ELISA kit characteristics:
■ Competitive Quantitative ELISA test with single-break strip plate with 48 wells (6 strips) or 96 wells (12 strips)
■ Limit of detection (LOD): 0.3 ppb Aflatoxin B1
■ Wide range of quantification: 0.7-30 ppb
■ High specificity and sensitivity
■ All reagents are in ready to use format
■ Adjusted to the EU legislation limit
■ Very fast process (20 min)
■ Shelf Life: 12 months Storage 2-8 °C