AflaSensor Quanti is a rapid assay in dipstick format detecting quantitatively the contamination of cereals samples by Aflatoxins molecules.
Aflasensor is a competitive test involving specific antibodies with high affinity for AFB1 molecules.
The test requires the use of two components. The first component is a microwell containing predetermined amount of antibody linked to gold particles. The second is a dipstick made up of a set of membranes with specific capture lines.
- Quantitative Large Detection Range
- Sensitive Adapted To Specific Regulations
- User-Friendly Easily Performed On Site Or In The Lab
- Reliable And Robust
- Room Temperature No Need To Heat
Good to know
The term "aflatoxin" is derived from the name of one of the molds that produce it, Aspergillus flavus. Aflatoxins form one of the major groupings of mycotoxins.
Aflatoxins are poisonous and cancer-causing chemicals that are produced by certain molds (Aspergillus flavus and Aspergillus parasiticus) which grow in soil, decaying vegetation, hay, and grains. They are regularly found in improperly stored staple commodities such as cassava, chili peppers, corn, cotton seed, millet, peanuts, rice, sorghum, sunflower seeds, tree nuts, wheat, and a variety of spices.
When contaminated food is processed, aflatoxins enter the general food supply where they have been found in both pet and human foods, as well as in feedstocks for agricultural animals. Animals fed contaminated food can pass aflatoxin transformation products into eggs, milk products, and meat.
Children are particularly affected by aflatoxin exposure, which leads to stunted growth, delayed development, liver damage, and liver cancer. Adults have a higher tolerance to exposure, but are also at risk. No animal species is immune. Aflatoxins are among the most carcinogenic substances known.
Aflatoxins are most commonly ingested, but the most toxic type of aflatoxin, B1, can permeate through the skin. [source]
How to use
- Catalogue Reference : AflaSensor Quanti Cereals MRL 24 tests - KIT062-V2
- The test can be used at room temperature, in-situ for daily controls or in laboratories for the analysis of series of samples.
- The results are interpreted with an instrumental reading (ReadSensor) for quantitative measurements. The quantification range is from 2 to 20 μg/kg in maize.