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InvictDetect™ Plus ImmunoStrip®

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ISK 69800/0010
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The InvictDetect™ Plus ImmunoStrip® is used to identify the red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta, by detection of the Soli2 protein; the black imported fire ant, Solenopsis richteri, by detection of the Solr2 protein; and Solenopsis invicta × richteri hybrids. The test is appropriate for testing a pooled sample containing five (5) worker ants. This protocol is not intended for individual ant testing. ImmunoStrips® are the perfect screening tool for use in the field, greenhouse, and the lab.

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*** WARNING *** Sample collection tools are not included with this kit. While collecting ants for testing, handle with caution. Imported fire ant stings can cause local and systemic allergic reactions.

Included in ISK Kit:

  • InvictDetect™ Plus ImmunoStrips®
  • Ant extraction buffer 2 (AEB2)
  • 100 µL exact volume pipettes
  • Plastic pestles
  • 1.5 mL microcentifuge tubes
  • User Guide

Required but Not Included:

  • Ant collection tools
  • Timer

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Validation Report Summary

Full Validation Report

Test Format: ImmunoStrip® Lateral Flow Device (LFD)
Capture Reagent Solenopsis invicta: Monoclonal, Solenopsis richteri: Monoclonal
Detection Reagent: Solenopsis invicta: Monoclonal, Solenopsis richteri: Monoclonal

Analytical Sensitivity
Limit of detection: 1.3 µg/mL of purified Soli2 protein
Limit of detection: 3.0 µg/mL of purified Solr2 protein

Proteins Detected
Solenopsis invicta Antibodies Solenopsis richteri Antibodies
Soli2 (Solenopsis invicta ants) Solr2 (Solenopsis richteri ants)
Soli21 (Solenopsis invicta ants)
1Solenopsis richteri antbodies cross-react to Soli2 protein (Solenopsis invicta ants)

For a list of validated hosts, please see the Full Validation Report.

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