Microcystin ELISA Kit


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  • Format: 96-well microtiter plate (12 test strips of 8 wells)
  • Standards: 0 | 0.05 | 0.1 | 0.2 | 0.4 | 2 ppb
  • Incubation Time: 75 Minutes

Microcystin are a class of hepatotoxins produced by blue-green algae such as Microcystis aeruginosa.  Microcystin-LR is the most common of the over 50 different congeners. Cyanobacteria can produce microcystin in large quantities during an algae bloom which then pose a major threat.

This kit can be used for quantitative test of Microcystin in liquid samples such as water, wastewater, algal cultures, and solid samples such as fish.


  • Informational sign postings about HABs at recreational waters: < 6 μg/L
  • Recreational public health advisory: 6 μg/L
  • Elevated recreational public health advisory (e.g. no contact): 20 μg/L


EPA 10-day drinking water health advisories:

  • Do Not Drink – 0.3 μg/L for bottle fed infants and preschool children, pregnant and nursing woman, elderly immunocompromised and liver conditions.
  • Do Not Drink – 1.6 μg/L for school-age children to adults.
  • Do not Use – 20 μg/L

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