Test Kits for the Accurate Detection of Mollusk

One of the largest groups of invertebrates, mollusks, along with crustaceans, make up the food group colloquially known as “shellfish”. Mollusca is a very heterogeneous group that includes sea and fresh water clams and snails, oysters, squids and octopuses.

They are an important diet component of communities all around the globe. The prevalence of shellfish allergy is estimated to be between 0.5-2.5% of the general world population, and it is strongly dependent on geographic location, consumption habits and age. The most prominent major allergen in mollusks is tropomyosin, a muscle protein.

In general, symptoms of mollusk and shellfish allergy can vary from mild itches, hives and rashes to swelling, gut and respiratory reactions and even life-threatening anaphylaxis. In some cases, even touching the food or inhaling fumes from it can result in allergic reactions.

Mandatory labeling of mollusk residues in food

To protect consumers from the potentially fatal consequences of mollusc consumption, allergen labeling is required by law in many countries. Mollusk is regulated for example by the EU. (Regulation No 1169/201)

Fast and highly sensitive mollusk analysis

The Romer Labs test kit portfolio covers a highly sensitive ELISA method for the quantitative analysis of mollusk in raw materials, finished food and drink samples.

AgraQuant

AgraQuant®

ELISA Tests

The AgraQuant® Mollusk test kit is an accurate and reliable enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) in a quantitative format. Results are measured with an 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 buffer, a wash buffer, a conjugate, a substrate and a stop solution.

Click on the item numbers below for more information.

Item No. Quantitation Range Limit of Detection No. of Wells
AgraQuant® Mollusk
10006023 10 - 400 ppb 1.7 ppb 48
Item No. Product Description
Readers for Result Quantification
10002756 StatFax® ELISA Reader (Awareness Technology, Inc.) Stat Fax® 4700
10002740 800 TS Reader incl. Gen5 SW  (BioTek Instruments Inc.) BioTek® 800 TS Compact Microplate Reader (405, 450, 490 and 630 nm)
10002741 800 TS Reader (BioTek Instruments Inc.) BioTek® 800 TS Compact Microplate Reader(405, 450, 490 and 630 nm)
10002699 ChroMate® ELISA Reader (Awareness Technology, Inc.) ChroMate® 4300

 

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