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Trichinella spiralis (also referred to as pork worm) is a nematode parasite which can be found in pigs, horses, rodents, bears and in humans and they are responsible for causing trichinosis disease. Four other species have also been recognised (T. britovi, T. pseudospiralis, T. native and T. nelsoni) that are found worldwide in a large number of omnivorous and carnivorous animals. Trichinella species is the smallest parasite that can be found in humans and it is known to display an unusual lifecycle. The small adult worms are able to mature in the small intestine of the host, each female adult produced many batches of larvae that are able to bore through the intestinal wall before entering the blood stream and the lympahatic system in order to be transported to the striated muscles. Once they have reached the muscle, they become enclosed in a capsule (known as encyst). Humans can be infected by this parasite through eating infected pork, horsemeat and other carnivores (such as cat, fox and bear). The Infection may be detected using methods such as Microscopy, muscle biopsy and Serology (detect antibodies using ELISA assays).
Human trichinella spiralis-IgG ELISA kit is designed for measuring in-vitro quantitative concentrations of IgG antibodies against trichinella spiralis using samples of plasma and serum. This assay has a minimum analytical sensitivity limit of > 95.0%.
The minimum detection sensitivity level of trichinella spiralis IgG using this human trichinella spiralis-IgG ELISA kit was greater than 95.0%. The dynamic assay range for this kit is to a specific cut-off point.
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- Full Name: Trichinella SpiralisIgG ELISA Kit
- Reactivity: Human
- Sample Type: Serum, Plasma
- Sensitivity: > 95.0%
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