The CDIATM Zeranol Immunofluorescence Test Strip (Milk) is a lateral flow immunoassay for the detection of zeranol in milk.
The Test is a competitive binding immunoassay in which Zeranol in a sample compete with immobilized zeranol 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 zeranol in the sample combines with the antibody labeled with the fluorescent microspheres, and inhibits the binding of the antibody and zeranol 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.
Zeranol, or zearanol, also known as α-zearalanol or simply zearalanol, is a synthetic nonsteroidal estrogen of the resorcylic acid lactone group related to mycoestrogens found in fungi in the Fusarium genus and is used mainly as an anabolic agent in veterinary medicine. Zeranol may be found as a contaminant in fungus-infected crops. It is 3 to 4 times more potent as an estrogen than the related compound zearalenone. The CDIATM Zearalenin Immunofluorescence Test Strip (Milk) is a lateral flow immunoassay for the detection of zearalenin in milk.