CD T-2 Toxin Test is a competitive immunoassay for the semi-quantitative detection of the presence of T-2 toxin in grain or feed.
T-2 is a trichothecene mycotoxin. It is a naturally occurring mold byproduct of Fusarium spp fungus which is toxic to humans and animals. The clinical condition it causes is alimentary toxic aleukia and a host of symptoms related to organs as diverse as the skin, airway, and stomach ingestion may come from consumption of moldy whole grains. T-2 can penetrate into and permeate through the human skin. Although no significant systemic effects are expected after dermal contact in normal agricultural or residential environments, local skin effects can not be excluded. Hence, the skin contact with T-2 should be limited.
Principle Of The Test
CD T-2 Toxin Test is based on competitive lateral flow immunochromatographic assay. The T-2 Toxin conjugate in the test zone will capture the immuno-gold (colloid gold-T-2 antibody conjugate), when there is very little dissociative T-2 Toxin in the extraction. A visible red test band indicates a negative result when the control band (C zone) shows that the card is valid. The test band (T zone) will be not visible if T-2 Toxin is present in concentration of the cut-off value and above which explains a positive result.