- 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 Test 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 (450 nm)
TESTS PER KIT: The kit has the capacity for 96 determinations or testing of 42 samples in duplicate
STANDARDS: 0 / 0.015 / 0.03 / 0.06 / 0.12 / 0.24 ng/mL
INCUBATION TIME: 1 hour 16 minutes
SHELF LIFE: 12 months when stored under optimal conditions
STORAGE: STORE THE KIT AT 2-8°C. If you are not planning to use the kit for over 1 month, store the Ochratoxin A Standards, Ochratoxin A Antibody #1 and 100X HRP-Conjugated Antibody #2 at -20°C or in a freezer.