Amanitin

Amantin ELISA is for Research Use Only.  Not for use in diagnostic procedures in the US.

MANAGEMENT OF SUSPECTED MUSHROOM POISONING

Amanitin analysis in urine is a valuable research tool and does significantly contribute to studing the management of mushroom poisoning. Mushroom toxicity is a worldwide concern. The lethality of a few mushrooms underlines the importance of amantin analysis using the Amanitin ELISA offered by BÜHLMANN.

The main toxic actions are caused by Amanitins, which are bicyclic octapeptides. Amanitins occur in the extremely poisonous toadstools such as Amanita phalloides (death cap), Amanita verna (white death cap), Amanita virosa (destroying angel) and other Amanita species. These mushrooms are responsible for the most severe cases of mushroom poisoning with a very high mortality rate. The Amanitin phalloides syndrome is estimated to be responsible for 95% of fatal cases of mushroom poisonings throughout the world. Therefore, this intoxication should be assessed when studying all samples from subjects suspected of mushroom poisoning.

Amatoxins are detected in urine samples within 6 to 60 hours after ingestion. The BÜHLMANN Amanitin ELISA detects alpha-Amanitin (100 %) and gamma-Amanitin (90 %) in urine.

Product Information

Method ELISA
Time to results 1 h
Sample type 40 µl urine, serum, plasma (1:25)
Standard range 1.0-100 ng/ml
Sensitivity 0.2 ng/ml
Catalog Number see below

Downloads and Catalog Numbers

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