RIDASCREEN® Zearalenon is a competitive enzyme immunoassay for the quantitative analysis of zearalenone residues in cereals, feed, beer, serum and urine.
The mycotoxin zearalenone is formed by fungi of the genus Fusarium. Zearalenone is a phytohormone which displays, apart from its anabolic properties, mainly estrogenic effects. Because of its estrogenic properties, zearalenone may induce fertility disorders in animals with clinical signs of hyperestrogenism – an aspect of a disease which although reported mainly in hogs, is described in other species such as cow, horse and sheep, too. The potential health risk for humans induced by this mycotoxin, which is taken up with foods of vegetable or animal origin, is extensively discussed.
- Sensitiv zearalenone determination with low detection limits.
|Test format||Microtiter plate with 96 wells (12 strips with 8 wells each).|
|Sample preparation||Cereals and feed: extraction, filtration and dilution. Beer: removing of CO2 and dilution. Serum and urine: chromatographic purification by means of RIDA® C18 column (Art. No. R2002).|
|Incubation time||2 h 30 min|
|LOD (Detection limit)||Cereals and feed approx. 1750 ng/kg (ppt), beer approx. 250 ng/l, serum and urine approx. 50 ng/l|
|Validated matrices||Cereals, feed, beer, serum and urine.|
|Available application notes||Additional application notes are available on request. Please contact your local R-Biopharm distributor for further information.|
|Detection range||Cereals and feed 1750 – 141750 ng/kg, beer 250 – 20250 ng/l, serum und urine 50 – 4050 ng/l|
|Detected analyte||Zearalenone residues in cereals, feed, beer, serum and urine.|
|Evaluation||Microtiter plate spectrophotometer (450 nm)|