Catalog number: S2148/2196
Symmetric M1 is an innovative Lateral Flow test, utilizing state-of-the-art features for the quantitative detection of Aflatoxin M1 in cow, sheep, goat and UHT milk.
Aflatoxins are toxic metabolites of major concern to the dairy industry, generally produced by Aspergillus flavus, A. parasiticus and A. nomius. They can have immunosuppressive, mutagenic, teratogenic and carcinogenic effects. Aflatoxines that are ingested by animals in contaminated pellets and forage are biotransformed at the hepatic level into Aflatoxin M1 (AFM1). Aflatoxin is then excreted in this form into the milk used for human consumption and, it is also present in dairy products. AFM1 in milk and milk products is considered to pose certain hygienic risks for human health and as a result there is an established EU limit 0,05 μg/kg (50ppt).
Lateral flow characteristics:
■ Lateral flow in dip stick format available in 48 and 96 test sticks
■ Limit of detection (LOD): 2 ppt Aflatoxin M1
■ Range of quantification: 8-150 ppt
■ Extremely high accuracy of the results: (concentrations between 25 and 75ppt of AFM1) < 8% CV
■ Cross reaction (Aflatoxin M1 100%, Aflatoxin M2 10%)
■ Adjusted to the EU legislation limit
■ Low procedure time (10 min)
■ Shelf Life: 12 months | Storage 2-8 °C