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Ag Detection

A slide agglutination test is also used for the direct qualitative detection of antigen in biological fluids, food and water.

In this application, Estapor® microspheres are coated with monoclonal or polyclonal antibodies and when mixed with samples containing the corresponding antigen a positive agglutination occurs.

Estapor® microspheres are also used worldwide as the inert support in antigen Latex Agglutination Tests (LAT):

  • Clinical Diagnostics
    • Infectious disease: HBsA
    • Pregnancy test: beta-hCG

  • Food Industry
    For food industries, food borne pathogen testing is a major concern for the following agents: E. ColiO157, Listeria SPP, Listeria monocytogen, Salmonella, Campylobacter, Vibrio.

  • Environment Sampling
    Microbiological analysis of environmental sampling is becoming more and more frequent for safety reasons: L. pneumophila and L. non-pneumophila species, Amibia, Cryptosporidium.

  • Veterinary Diagnostics
    For veterinary diagnostics, infectious diseases and pathogen testing are also major concerns for safety reasons: HBsAg, Leptospirosis, Malaria, and Dengue.

Custom Development of Dyed Microspheres
If you are looking for dyed microspheres which are not available from our standard menu, Estapor® microspheres can provide custom development for the Diagnostic, the Biotech and the Pharmaceutical industries. Our experience in dyed microsphere(s) development allows our technical department to quickly and inexpensively produce(s) custom microspheres to fit your very specific requirements. Please send your detailed custom requirements to your Estapor® representative. You don't have to search any further for a potential source of dyed microspheres.