Bio-Shield Zon 5
Catalog number: B5348/B5396
Bio-Shield ZON 5 is an ELISA test for the quantitative determination of Zearalenone (ZON) in grains, cereals and other commodities including animal feed. The test has a low procedure time of 5 minutes, producing highly accurate and precise results.
Zearalenone (ZON) is a member of the trichothecene mycotoxins produced by fungi of the Fusarium genus (F. graminearum). Grains including barley, wheat, oats, corn, rice and maize are frequently infected by this fungus. It is frequently implicated in reproductive disorders of farm animals and occasionally in hyperoestrogenic syndromes in humans. There is evidence that ZON and its metabolites possess oestrogenic activity in pigs, cattle and sheep. Moreover, ZON has also been shown to be hepatotoxic, haematotoxic, immunotoxic and genotoxic.
Most controlling government agencies worldwide have regulations regarding the amount of ZON allowable in human and animal foodstuffs. Therefore, the accurate and rapid determination of ZON presence 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 method
■ Limit of detection (LOD): 15 ppb of ZON
■ Wide range of quantification 20-500 ppb of ZON
■ High specificity and sensitivity
■ All reagents are in ready to use format
■ Adjusted to the EU and Asian legislation limit
■ Shelf Life: 12 months | Storage 2-8 °C