Bio-Shield Total 5
Catalog number: B5148/B5196
Bio-Shield Total 5 is an ELISA test for the quantitative determination of Aflatoxins B1, B2, G1, G2 in grains, nuts, cereals and other commodities including animal feed. The test has a low procedure time of 5 minutes, producing highly accurate and precise results.
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. Therefore, the accurate and rapid determination of the presence of total aflatoxins in commodities is quite important.
ELISA kit characteristics:
■ Competitive Quantitative ELISA test with single-break strip plate with 48 wells (6 strips) or 96 wells (12 strips)
■ 5-min ELISA method
■ Limit of detection (LOD): 1.5 ppb of Total Aflatoxins
■ Wide range of quantification: 2-50 ppb of Total Aflatoxins
■ High specificity and sensitivity
■ Cross reaction (Aflatoxin B1: 100%, Aflatoxin B2: 80%, Aflatoxin G1: 80%, Aflatoxin G2: 55%)
■ All reagents are in ready to use format
■ Adjusted to the US legislation limit
■ Shelf Life: 12 months | Storage 2-8 °C