Milk Test Kits for Lab and On-Site Detection

Milk is the first source of nutrition of mammalian infants. Humans continue to consume milk, mostly cow’s milk, beyond infancy. Milk is consumed directly or as processed products like cream, butter, yoghurt or cheese. Bovine milk or milk powder is widely used in bakeries, sauces and desserts.

Unfortunately, bovine milk is also one of the most important allergenic food ingredients, especially for children. Even very low amounts of milk can cause allergic reactions, which may even lead to an anaphylactic shock in severe cases. Allergic individuals must strictly avoid the consumption of cow’s milk, which is often difficult, as milk proteins are frequently used as food additives in industrial processes.

Milk allergy is distinct from lactose intolerance, which is a non-allergic food sensitivity, caused by a lack of the enzyme lactase.

Mandatory labeling of milk in food

Milk is one of the so called “Big 8” of food allergens that fall under the labeling requirements of the Opens external link in new windowU.S. FDA – FALCPA (2004). It is also on the list of priority allergens according to Opens external link in new windowRegulation (EU) No 1169/201 in Europe. Furthermore, the presence of milk proteins in foodstuffs must be clearly labeled by law in countries such as Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Japan.

Fast and highly sensitive milk analysis

The Romer Labs milk test kit portfolio covers ELISAs and LFDs for the quantitative and qualitative analysis of milk proteins in environmental samples, rinse waters and finished food products.

AgraStrip

AgraStrip®

Lateral Flow Devices

The AgraStrip® Milk test kit is a ready-to-use lateral flow device (LFD) for on-site testing. This immunological test allows a rapid analysis of a wide range of food samples within only 11 minutes (including extraction).

AgraStrip® LFDs represent a fast and simple qualitative strip test method in which specific antibodies labeled with colloidal gold are used for visual color development at a test and control zone.

The test kit comes complete with strips, antibody coated incubation vials, extraction tubes, an extraction buffer, surface swabs and additional accessories.

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Item No.No. of Tests
AgraStrip® Milk
COKAL2410AS10
AgraQuant

AgraQuant®

ELISA Tests

The AgraQuant® Milk test kit is an accurate and reliable enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) in a quantitative format. Results are measured with a specific ELISA reader, such as the StatFax® or the BioTek® reader.

This ELISA test kit is the ideal solution for a parallel measurement of multiple samples with assay times of as low as 60 minutes for up to 38 samples.

AgraQuant® allergen test kits are sandwich ELISAs in a ready-to-use format to reduce handling errors and come with a set of 5 standards, an antibody coated plate, an extraction solution, a wash buffer, a conjugate, a substrate and a stop solution.

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Item No.Quantitation RangeLimit of DetectionNo. of Wells
AgraQuant® Milk
COKAL24480.4 - 10 ppm0.05 ppm48

 

 

Item No.ProductDescription
Readers for Result Quantification
EQOLE4700StatFax® ELISA Reader (Awareness Technology, Inc.)Stat Fax® 4700
EQOLE1495ELx800 UV Reader (BioTek Instruments Inc.)BioTek® ELx800 UV Absorbance Microplate Reader
EQOLE1408ChroMate® ELISA Reader (Awareness Technology, Inc.)ChroMate® 4300

 

 

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