- Sensitive Ochratoxin A detection – 0.015 ppb detection limit
- Cost-effective extraction methods
- Faster results – less than 1 hour from sample to results
- Saves money - No expensive instrumentation required
- Easy sample preparation protocols with high recovery rates
Sensitive ELISA for Detection of Ochratoxin A
The MaxSignal® Ochratoxin A ELISA Kit is a competitive enzyme immunoassay for the quantitative analysis of Ochratoxin A in cereals, dried meat, fish, feed, milk and seed. Ochratoxin A (OTA) is a toxin produced by fungi of the species Aspergillus and Penicillium. It is one of the most abundant food-contaminating mycotoxins in the world. Human exposure occurs mainly through consumption of improperly stored food products, particularly contaminated grain and pork products, as well as coffee, wine grapes and dried grapes. The toxin has been found in the tissues and organs of animals, including human blood and breast milk. Apart from a marked nephrotoxicity, ochratoxin A displays hepatotoxic, carcinogenic and immunosuppressive and immunotoxic properties. There is a risk to human health not only through the intake of contaminated foods of vegetable origin, but also through foods of animal origin.
This kit is manufactured to the international quality standard ISO 9001:2008.
PLATE: 1 x 96 well (Removable 8 wells x 12 strips)
MEASUREMENT: Microtiter Plate Reader with 450 nm wavelength (Bioo Cat# 6003-01)
STANDARDS (PPB): 0 / 0.2 / 0.4 / 0.6 / 0.8 / 1.0
TESTS PER KIT: The kit has the capacity for 96 determinations of 42 samples in duplicate (assuming 12 wells for standards).
STORAGE: Store all kit components at 2 – 8 °C. Certain components should be stored at - 20 °C if longer storage is required. See kit manual for more details.
SHELF LIFE: 12 months with proper storage