Application Note

DS2 Automation of MaxSignal Histamine Enzymatic Assay


Histamine is a contaminant that can be found in seafood when improperly handled or stored, causing scombroid food poisoning. The MaxSignal® Histamine Enzymatic Assay Kit enables international and government regulatory agencies, food manufacturers and processors, as well as quality assurance organizations, to detect histamine in animal matrices in response to customer concerns about food safety.

The DS2 Automation Platform is a liquid handling instrument that performs all the steps of the assay for the user. Once extracted samples are loaded on the instrument, all liquid handling, incubation timing, plate reading, and report generating steps are performed by the instrument.