CDIATM Tetrodotoxin Colloidal Gold Test Cassette is a competitive lateral flow immunochromatographic assay for the qualitative detection of Tetrodotoxin (TTX) in the sample.
CDIATM Tetrodotoxin Colloidal Gold Test Cassette is based on competitive lateral flow immunochromatographic assay. The test device has a testing window. 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 Tetrodotoxin (TTX) in the sample, a visible T band will appear; T band is invisible if it has more Tetrodotoxin (TTX) in the sample. The C band should always appear after a sample is applied, indicating a valid result. By this means, the device can accurately indicate the presence of Tetrodotoxin (TTX) in the sample.
Tetrodotoxin (TTX) is a potent neurotoxin. Its name derives from Tetraodontiformes, an order that includes pufferfish, porcupinefish, ocean sunfish, and triggerfish; several of these species carry the toxin. TTX is a very potent neurotoxin that is found in a variety of marine and also in some terrestrial species. Its toxicity is often emphasised by referring to the fact that it is over a thousand times more toxic to humans than cyanide; TTX has no known antidote. Despite these precautions, many cases of tetrodotoxin poisoning are reported each year in patients ingesting fugu. The CDIATM Tetrodotoxin Colloidal Gold Test Cassette is a lateral flow immunoassay for the detection of dibutyl tetrodotoxin in sample.