The AgraQuant® Pistachio allergen test kit is an ELISA based system for the quantitation of Pistachio residue in foods, rinse waters and environmental swabs.
The Pistachio tree (Pistachio vera) is a member of the Anacardiaceae family and and the nuts it produces is an important food allergen. Exposure to Pistachio nuts can cause reactions in some people, the symptoms include skin irritation through to anaphylaxis. People who are allergic to Pistachio nuts must follow an exlusion diet. It is therefore imperative that food manufacturers and laboratories use reliable methods for the quanitation of this residue in food products, rinse waters and environmental swabs.
The AgraQuant® Pistachio kit is a sandwich enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay for the quantitative testing of pistachio by food laboratories. The kit is supplied with standards, antibody coated microwells, extraction buffer, wash buffer, conjugate, substrate and stop solution.