* For research use only, not for use in diagnostic procedures.
The test kit is a rapid assay based on colloidal gold linked antibody-binding technology that allows you to detect Histamine in fish food, red wine, dairy product etc.
CDIATM Histamine Colloidal Gold Test Kit is based on competitive lateral flow immunochromatographic assay for the determination of histamine in tuna, sardines and fish food,etc. The testing window has an invisible T (test) zone and C (control) zone. When sample is applied into the sample hole on the device, the liquid will laterally flow on the surface of the test strip. If there is little Histamine in the sample, a visible T line will appear; T line is invisible if it has more Histamine in the sample. The C line should always appear after a sample is applied, indicating a valid result. By this means, the device can accurately indicate the presence of Histamine in the sample.
Histamines are chemicals produced during any allergic response. Histamine is a contaminant sometimes found in seafood when improperly handled. High levels of histamine in seafood can cause rash, diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, itching, headache and asthma. Quality control measures designed to minimize the occurrence of scombrotoxic fish require the determination of histamine levels in the range of approximately 10 to 200 ppm. Good quality fish contain less than 10 ppm histamine, a level of 30 ppm indicates significant deterioration, and 50 ppm is considered to be evidence of definite decomposition. The defect action level (DAL), the level at which regulatory actions are taken for histamine is 50 ppm.