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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Microcystin Strip Test Kit.
CORP Author Battelle Memorial Inst., Columbus, OH.; National Risk Management Research Lab., Cincinnati, OH.
Year Published 2010
Stock Number PB2011-112070
Additional Subjects Environmental monitors ; Test kits ; Test design ; Test procedures ; Quality assurance ; Quality control ; Statistical methods ; Performance evaluation ; Tables (Data) ; Testing ; Verification ; Microcystin Test Kits ; Microcystin Strip Test Kit ; Environmental Technology Verification (ETV)
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB2011-112070 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 11/09/2011
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The Microcystin Strip Test Kit is a rapid immunochromatographic test, designed solely for use in the qualitative screening of microcystins and nodularins in RW. A rapid cell lysis step (QuikLyseTM) performed prior to testing is required to measure total microcystins (dissolved or free, plus cell bound). The Microcystin Strip Test Kit provides only preliminary qualitative test results. If necessary, positive samples can be confirmed by ELISA, high-pressure liquid chromatography (HPLC) or other conventional methods. The test is designed for field use, requiring no instrumentation or other equipment, no power sources, and no refrigerated storage. The test is based on the recognition of microcystins, nodularins and their variants by specific antibodies. The toxin conjugate competes for antibody binding sites with microcystins/nodularins that may be present in the water sample.