- Sensitive Aflatoxin detection limits - milk (0.04 ppb), feed (0.8 ppb), and beef, pork, or poultry (0.4 ppb)
- Faster results – Less than 1 hour from sample to results
- Saves money - No expensive instrumentation required
- Easy, high recovery sample preparation
- Consistent, reproducible results
Sensitive one-step ELISA for Total Aflatoxin Detection
The MaxSignal® Total Aflatoxin ELISA Test Kit is a competitive, one-step enzyme immunoassay for the quantitative analysis of aflatoxin B1, B2, M1, G1 and other aflatoxins in cereals, feed, meat, milk, peanuts and pistachios. Aflatoxins are toxic secondary metabolites of the fungi species Aspergillus flavus, A. parasiticus and A. nominus. Aflatoxins are believed to be the most carcinogenic naturally occurring substances. Aflatoxin B1 is the most potent of all of the aflatoxins. Depending on the toxicity of these mycotoxins in the countries of the EU equal limits are valid for aflatoxins, 2 ppb for aflatoxin B1 and 4 ppb for all aflatoxins in total in cereals. Aflatoxins are most commonly found in peanuts, corn, and oil seeds such as cotton. Aflatoxins have also been found to contaminate wheat, sorghum, Brazil nuts, legumes and rice as well as many other commercially important foods. As these toxins are heat stable, they are very difficult to destroy once formed.
Selected Publications Citing the Use of the MaxSignal Total Aflatoxin ELISA Test Kit:
Bahobail, A. A. S. et al. (2012) Microbial quality and content aflatoxins of commercially available eggs in Taif, Saudi Arabia. African Journal of Microbiology Research. Vol. 6(13). DOI: 10.5897/AJMR12.229
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 / 0.02 / 0.06 / 0.2 / 0.6 / 1.5
SHELF LIFE & STORAGE: 12 months when properly stored.