Shellfish can be susceptible to marine toxins when toxic phytoplankton blooms occur. The toxins are heat stable and therefore cannot be removed by cooking. If the toxins are present in high enough concentrations, they can cause severe poisoning. Norovirus can be found in human sewage. If the sewage contaminates the areas in which bivalve shellfish are grown, norovirus can be concentrated during the process of filter feeding.
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Reveal 2.0 for PSP is intended for the qualitative screening of shellfish PST's, which produce a positive result with samples containing approximately 800 ppb STX equivalents or greater. The kit is designed for use by personnel with an interest in the rapid screening of shellfish samples, such as harvesters and processors.
Reveal 2.0 for ASP is intended for the qualitative screening of shellfish for DA, with the cut off value for a positive result at 20 ppm. The test kit is designed for use by personnel with an interest in the rapid screening of shellfish samples, such as harvesters and processors.
Reveal 2.0 for DSP is a single step immunochromatographic lateral flow assay used for the rapid and practical qualitative analysis of shellfish possibly contaminated by OA group toxins (OA, DTX1, DTX2 and DTX3). The test can detect as little as 160 ppb of OA toxins in shellfish samples.
AccuScan Pro removes subjectivity from reading the lateral flow device and provides consistent interpretation and the permanent records to back it up.