Measurement of aflatoxin in Nigerian sera by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay

D W Denning, J K Onwubalili, A. P. Wilkinson, M. R. A. Morgan

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Abstract

Sera from 78 healthy men donating blood in Enugu, Nigeria were examined for aflatoxin by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). Levels varied from less than 20 pg/ml to 3.1 ng/ml. The ELISA method is simple, sensitive and specific, and therefore well suited to the low-resource tropical environment. Aflatoxin is ingested in considerable amounts in Nigeria and many contribute, with hepatitis B, to the development of hepatocellular carcinoma.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)169-71
Number of pages3
JournalTransactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Volume82
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1988

Keywords

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aflatoxin B1
  • Aflatoxins/blood
  • Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Nigeria

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