Catalog number: B2448 /B2496
Bio-Shield Ochratoxin is an ELISA test for the detection of Ochratoxin A in grains, nuts, cottonseeds, cereals and other commodities including animal feeds.
Ochratoxins are a group of mycotoxins produced by some Aspergillus species (mainly A. ochraceus, but also by 33% of A. niger industrial strains) and some Penicillium species, especially P. verrucosum and P. carbonarius. Ochratoxin is a potent nephrotoxin and causes both acute and chronic effects in the kidneys of all mammalian species tested. It is also genotoxic (damages DNA) and teratogenic (damages the foetus) and is considered a probable carcinogen, causing renal carcinoma and other cancers in a number of animal species, 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 Ochratoxin 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): 0.5 ppb Ochratoxin
■ Wide range of quantification: 1.5-40 ppb
■ High specificity and sensitivity
■ All reagents are in ready to use format
■ Adjusted to the EU and Asian legislation limit
■ Very fast process (20 min)
■ Shelf Life: 12 months
■ Storage 2-8 °C