The CDIATM Ochratoxin A Immunofluorescence Test Strip (Feed) is a lateral flow immunoassay for the detection of ochratoxin A in feed.
The Test is a competitive binding immunoassay in which Ochratoxin A in a sample compete with immobilized Ochratoxin A conjugate for limited labeled antibody binding sites. When a sufficient amount of specimen is applied to the sample pad of the test device, the specimen migrates through the test device by capillary action. The Ochratoxin A in the sample combines with the antibody labeled with the fluorescent microspheres, and inhibits the binding of the antibody and Ochratoxin A on the NC membrane test line (T line) , thus resulting in changes in the fluorescence intensity of the T and C line. Read the result by using the fluorescence reader.
Ochratoxins are a group of mycotoxins produced by some Aspergillus species and some Penicillium species . Ochratoxin A is the most prevalent and relevant fungal toxin of this group, while ochratoxins B and C are of lesser importance. Ochratoxin A is known to occur in commodities such as cereals, coffee, dried fruit, and red wine. It is possibly a human carcinogen and is of special interest as it can be accumulated in the meat of animals. Thus, meat and meat products can be contaminated with this toxin. Exposure to ochratoxins through diet can cause acute toxicity in mammalian kidneys. The CDIATM Ochratoxin A Immunofluorescence Test Strip (Feed) is a lateral flow immunoassay for the detection of ochratoxin A in feed.