The CDIATM Hg Colloidal Gold Test Cassette (Milk) is a lateral flow immunoassay for the detection of Hg in milk.
Hg antigen is coated on the test region of the nitrocellulose membrane of the strips, and Hg antibody is labeled with colloid gold. During a test, the colloid gold labeled antibody coated in the strip move forward along the membrane, and a red line will show up when the antibody gathers with the antigen in the test line; if Hg in the sample is over the detection limit, line T is blank; on the other wise, if Hg in the sample is less than the detection limit, line T is red.
Mercury is a chemical element with symbol Hg. It is commonly known as quicksilver. The most toxic forms of mercury are its organic compounds, such as dimethylmercury and methylmercury. Mercury can cause both chronic and acute poisoning. Mercury poisoning can result from exposure to water-soluble forms of mercury, by inhalation of mercury vapor, or by ingesting any form of mercury. The CDIATM Hg Colloidal Gold Test Cassette (Milk) is a lateral flow immunoassay for the detection of Hg in milk.