The CDIATM Total Aflatoxin Colloidal Gold Test Cassette (Drinks/Nut/Feed) is a lateral flow immunoassay for the detection of total aflatoxin in some drinks, nut and feed.
Aflatoxins antigen is coated on the test region of the nitrocellulose membrane of the strips, and aflatoxins 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 aflatoxins in the sample is over the detection limit, line T is blank; on the other wise, if aflatoxins in the sample is less than the detection limit, line T is red.
Aflatoxin is a toxic substance produced by certain strains of the molds Aspergillus flavus and A. parasiticus. Aflatoxins belong to the strongest natural occurring cancerogenic substances. There are four principle types of aflatoxin in grain and nuts: B1, B2, G1 and G2. The foodstuffs most affected by aflatoxin are corn, peanuts, cotton seed, milk, and the majority of tree nuts. The CDIATM Total Aflatoxin Colloidal Gold Test Cassette (Drinks/Nuts/Feed) is a lateral flow immunoassay for the detection of total aflatoxin in some drinks, nuts and feed.