- High recovery rates
- Rapid, cost-effective extraction methods that can be completed in 10 - 40 minutes
- High sensitivity - 0.015 ppb for meat samples
- Low detection limit - 0.0075 ppb for meat samples
- A quick ELISA assay that can be completed in less than 2 hours regardless of number of samples
- High reproducibility
The Most Sensitive Nandrolone ELISA Available
The MaxSignal® Nandrolone ELISA Test Kit is a competitive enzyme immunoassay for the quantitative analysis of nandrolone in fish, shrimp, meat and urine. This is the most sensitive kit available; the spiking concentration can be as low as 0.1 , 0.3 ppb for pork.
The MaxSignal Nandrolone ELISA Test Kit is a competitive colorimetric ELISA assay. The drug of interest has been coated in the plate wells. During the analysis, sample is added along with the primary antibody specific for the target drug. If the target is present in the sample, it will compete for the antibody, thereby preventing the antibody from binding to the drug attached to the well. The secondary antibody, tagged with a peroxidase enzyme, targets the primary antibody that is complexed to the drug coated on the plate wells. The resulting color intensity, after addition of substrate, has an inverse relationship with the target concentration in the sample.
Nandrolone, also known as 19-nortestosterone, is an anabolic steroid that may be present naturally in the human body. Nandrolone is most commonly sold commercially as its decanoate ester for the treatment of osteoporosis and some aplastic anemias. Nandrolone is also used as a growth promoting agent in the production of meat. The use of nandrolone in food production is forbidden in the EU.
This kit is manufactured to the international quality standard ISO 9001:2008.
The MaxSignal Nandrolone ELISA Test Kit has the capacity for 96 determinations or testing of 42 samples in duplicate (assuming 12 wells for standards). Return any unused microwells to the foil bag and reseal them with the desiccant provided in the original package. Store the kit at 2-8°C. The shelf life is 12 months when the kit is properly stored.