RSID™-Saliva is a lateral flow immunochromatographic strip test designed to detect the presence of human salivary-amylase, an enzyme found in human saliva; the enzyme’s physiological role is to aid in the digestion of dietary starches.
RSID™-Saliva is specific and has numerous advantages over current enzymatic methods for amylase detection, including increased sensitivity, specificity, and speed.
RSID™ – Saliva uses two anti-human salivary amylase, monoclonal antibodies, in a lateral flow format, that detects the presence of salivary amylase, rather than the activity of the enzyme
- Additional information
|Test Format||Lateral flow immunochromatographic strip test|
|Bio-Marker||Human Salivary α-amylase|
|Antibodies||2 Mouse monoclonals, non-overlapping epitopes|
|Sensitivity||< 10 nL saliva [No Hook effect]|
|Cross-reaction||Human breast milk, fecal samples (both contain α-amylase)|
|Assay Time||10 minutes ‘active’ time|
RSID™-Saliva is designed for fast, easy, and reliable detection of human saliva from a variety of samples encountered by forensic laboratories including envelopes, glass bottles, aluminum cans, plastic lids and swabs of possibly contaminated surfaces.