Brevetoxin: Competitive ELISA for the quantitative analysis of Brevetoxin in samples
Format: 96-well microtiter plate (12 test strips of 8 wells)
Standards: 0 ppb | 0.1 ppb | 0.25 ppb | 0.5 ppb | 1 ppb | 2.5 ppb
Incubation Time: 75 Minutes
Brevetoxins (PbTx) are a class of cyclic polyether compounds produced by certain algae such as Karenia brevis. K. brevis can produce Brevetoxins in large quantities during an algae bloom which then pose a major health threat and are important to monitor and mitigate. Brevetoxins are the causative agent of Neurotoxic Shellfish Poisoning (NSP).
FDA and EPA safety levels in regulations and guidance – 0.8 mg/kg for clams, mussels, oysters, and whole and roe-on scallops, fresh, frozen, or canned. – National Shellfish Sanitation Program Guide for the Control of Molluscan Shellfish.
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