CD Zearalenone Test is a competitive immunoassay for the semi-quantitative detection of the presence of Zearalenone in grain or feed.
Feed or grain
Zearalenone (ZEA), also known as RAL and F-2 mycotoxin, is a potent estrogenic metabolite produced by some Gibberella species. Several Fusarium species produce toxic substances of considerable concern to livestock and poultry producers: namely, deoxynivalenol, T-2 toxin, HT-2 toxin, diacetoxyscirpenol (DAS) and zearalenone. Zearalenone is the primary toxin causing infertility, abortion or other breeding problems, especially in swine. Zearalenone is heat-stable and is found worldwide in a number of cereal crops, such as maize, barley, oats, wheat, rice, and sorghum and also in bread.
Principle Of The Test
CD Zearalenone Test is based on competitive lateral flow immunochromatographic assay. The Zearalenone conjugate in the test zone will capture the immuno-gold (colloid gold-ZON antibody conjugate), when there is very little dissociative ZON 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 ZON is present in concentration of cut-off value and above which explains a positive result.