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Crustacea Test Kits

food allergen testing

  • Crustacea Test Kits for Lab and On-Site Detection
  • Fast and highly sensitive crustacea test kits

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10002074

Model : 10002074

AgraStrip® Crustacea

Limit of Detection: 2 ppm

No. of tests: 10


10002076

Model : 10002076

AgraQuant® Crustacea

Quantitation Range: 20 - 400 ppb

Limit of Detection: 0.9 ppb

No. of Wells: 48




Crustacea Test Kits for Lab and On-Site Detection

Crustaceans belong to the arthropods and include a variety of different animals, like shrimps, prawns, lobsters, crabs or crayfish.

Crustaceans are among the most commonly consumed seafood, but also represent an important group of food allergens. Even very low amounts of crustacean proteins can trigger severe allergic reactions, with potentially fatal outcomes.

The major allergen in all crustaceans is the muscle protein tropomyosin. In many cases, the allergy appears not during childhood, but at later stages in life. Hence, the chance of outgrowing a crustacea allergy is very small.

Finned fish and crustacean shellfish do not come from related families, so being allergic to one does not necessarily mean that an allergic individual must avoid both.

Fast and highly sensitive crustacea test kits

The Romer Labs crustacea test kit portfolio covers ELISA and LFD methods for the quantitative and qualitative analysis of crustacean proteins in environmental samples, rinse waters and finished food products.

AgraStrip® Lateral Flow Devices

The AgraStrip® Crustacea 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.

Models:

AgraStrip® Crustacea (10002074)

AgraQuant® ELISA Tests

The AgraQuant® Crustacea 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.

Models:

AgraQuant® Crustacea (10002076)

AgraStrip® Crustacea (10002074)

The AgraStrip® Crustacea test kit is a lateral flow device (LFD) designed for the on-site detection of crustacea residues in raw materials, finished food products and beverages, rinse waters and environmental samples. They allow for the simple, fast and reliable qualitative detection of crustacea traces.

Properties

Item nameAGRASTRIP ALLERGEN - CRUSTACEA
Storage temperature15°C - 25°C
Limit of detection2 ppm crustacea (dry weight),10 ppm crustacea (wet weight),10 µg/25cm2 crustacea (wet weight, swab testing)
AnalyteCrustacea
Number of tests10

Materials supplied

  • 1 tube with 10 AgraStrip® Crustacea LFDs
  • 1 foil pouch with 10 incubation vials containing antibodies
  • 1 bottle of 35 mL ready-to-use extraction buffer with dropper cap
  • 10 extraction tubes and caps
  • 10 filtered dropper tips for the extraction tubes
  • 10 sterile swabs with pre-scored tips
  • 1 vial rack

Materials required but not supplied

  • blender for solid samples

AgraQuant® Crustacea (10002076)

The AgraQuant® Crustacea is a sandwich enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) designed for the quantitative analysis of tropomyosin, the major allergen in crustaceans, in food samples. Samples can vary from raw to processed foods, from environmental swabs to rinse water. This product is intended for laboratory use

Properties

Item nameAGRAQUANT ALLERGEN - CRUSTACEA, 48 WELLS
Storage temperature2°C - 8°C
Quantitation range20 - 400 ppb tropomyosin, 0.1 - 2 ppm crustacea protein
Limit of detection0.9 ppb tropomyosin (4.5 ppb crustacea protein)
Limit of quantitation20 ppb (100 ppb crustacea protein)
Number of wells48

Materials supplied

  • 48 antibody-coated microwells in a microwell holder sealed in a foil pouch
  • 5 ready-to-use standards (0; 20; 60; 200; and 400 ppb)
  • 1 bottle of concentrated (10X) extraction buffer
  • 1 bottle of concentrated (10X) wash buffer
  • 1 green-capped bottle of conjugate solution
  • 1 blue-capped bottle of substrate solution
  • 1 red-capped bottle of stop solution

Materials required but not supplied

  • blender
  • analytical balance
  • 8-channel pipette
  • wash bottle
  • microwells/plate reader