Milk is source of food allergies and must be excluded from the diet of susceptible individuals. Milk protein is comprised of casein and whey proteins. Casein and whey proteins are present together in whole milk, but may also be present individually in some products.
The ELISA SYSTEMS® Total Milk Residue Detection Kit is an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) that may be used to screen food products to detect milk, whey or casein into foods via cross-contamination during manufacturing or direct contamination of raw ingredients. This assay is a rapid and reliable test that significantly reduces the time required to screen food products for the presence of milk protein residues.
The ELISA SYSTEMS® Total Milk Residue Detection Kit is based on the sandwich enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay format. The food sample is first subjected to an extraction procedure and then tested by ELISA for the presence of milk allergens. The assay detects both casein and Beta-lactoglobulin proteins. The results may be quantified by comparing the test results against results obtained from protein standards supplied in the kit.
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Limit of Detection*: 0.25 – 2.5 ppm Milk protein
Sample Extraction Time: ~15 min
Test Operation Time: ~55 min
* matrix-free determination