Pammvi is the authorised suppliers, agents, dealers and wholesalers for Almond Allergen ELISA Test.
Almond (Prunus dulcis) belongs to the rosaceae. With 25 % the fraction of proteins in almond is high. Some of these proteins are known for being allergenic. In addition to profilin which is known to be cross-reactive to grass pollen, the almond major protein AMP has the greatest relevancy. AMP is known to be heat resistant making it stable to different production processes. For this reason almond represents an important food allergen. For almond allergic persons hidden almond allergens in food are a critical problem. Already very low amounts of almond can cause allergic reactions, which may lead to anaphylactic shock in severe cases. Because of this, almond allergic persons must strictly avoid the consumption of almonds or almond containing food. Crosscontamination, mostly in consequence of the production process is often noticed. The chocolate production process is a representative example. This explains why in many cases the existence of almond residues in foods cannot be excluded. For this reason sensitive detection systems for almond residues in foodstuffs are required.
The Almond ELISA represents a highly sensitive detection system and is particularly cap-able of the quantification of almond residues in cookies, cereals, ice cream and chocolate.
Enzyme Immunoassay for the quantitative determination of Almond in food
|Kit size||: 96 wells|
|Sample material||: food|
|Sample preparation||: extraction, dilution|
|Sample volume||: 100 µl|
|Standard range||: 0.4 – 10 ppm|
|Incubation||: 20, 20 min (RT), 20 min (RT/dark)|
|Measuring system||: TMB 450 nm|
|Sensitivity||: 0.2 ppm|