This assay kit is intended for the rapid screening of histamine in different kinds of samples, such as fresh fish (tuna, anchovy, mackerel, herring, salmon), canned fish, salted fish, fish in oil etc…
Histamine testing in fish is a possible control strategy that can be used by seafood processors in their HACCP program to address the hazard of scombrotoxin formation.
Quality control measures designed to minimize the occurrence of scombrotoxic fish require the determination of histamine levels in the range of approximately 10 to 200 ppm. Good quality fish contain less than 10 ppm histamine, a level of 30 ppm indicates significant deterioration, and 50 ppm is considered to be evidence of definite decomposition.
This kit combines the unique immunogold labeling technique with highly specific immunoreagents which results in a sensitive and flexible test system: Cut-offs can be adjusted quite easily depending on the requirements. The cut-off is preset at 50 ppm but if there is a need for cut-off adjustments please contact the manufacturer directly to get your customized solution.