Ergot alkaloids are naturally occurring mycotoxins. These are fungi of the genus Claviceps that arise in a variety of grain and flour products as primary contamination and have highly toxic properties.
Poisoning by ergot alkaloids is called ergotism (erysipelas) or St. Anthony‘s fire, which is also known as ignis sacer - „holy fire“. The first known ergotism epidemic happened in 857 and many more followed with countless deaths. Even today, harmful alkaloids are found in food and feed.
The ErgoREAD rapid test is ready-to-use: It contains a 96-well ELISA plate; it can also be used individually in 8-well strips. All required reagents and standard solutions are included. An extensive manual together with a set of descriptive brief instructions lead even inexperienced lab staff safely through the uncomplicated application.
*Data provided by BAM Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing