- Sensitive saxitoxin detection – 3 ppb for mussels and 1 ppb water
- Faster results – less than 1.5 hours from sample to results
- Saves money - No expensive instrumentation required
- Easy, high recovery sample preparation
- Consistent, reproducible results
Sensitive Saxitoxin ELISA for Screening Mussels and Water
The MaxSignal® Saxitoxin (PSP) ELISA Test Kit is a competitive enzyme immunoassay for the quantitative analysis of Saxitoxin in mussels and water samples. Saxitoxin, the principal component of paralytic shellfish poisons (PSP), blocks the sodium ion channels in nerve and muscle membranes. The lethal dose in humans is 1 to 3 mg. Numbness and respiratory paralysis can occur after oral ingestion of as little as 0.5 - 1.0 mg saxitoxin.
Publications that Cite the Use of the MaxSignal Saxitoxin ELISA Test Kit
Hardy, F. J., Johnson, A., Hamel, K. and Preece, E. (2015) Cyanotoxin bioaccumulation in freshwater fish, Washington State, USA. Environmental monitoring and assessment, 187(11), 1-15.
McLeod, C., Burrell, S. and Holland, P. (2015) Review of the currently available field methods for detection of marine biotoxins in shellfish flesh.
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 / 0.05 / 0.15 / 0.5 / 1.5 / 4.5
INCUBATION TIME: 60 minutes
SHELF LIFE & STORAGE: 12 months when properly stored.