Vitamins are essential nutrients for the growth, development, and maintenance of cells, tissues, and organs. Vitamins are classified as either water-soluble or fat-soluble. For humans, there are 13 vitamins: 4 fat-soluble (A, D, E, and K) and 9 water-soluble (8 B vitamins and vitamin C). These nutrients are typically obtained through the consumption of food or dietary supplements, which are subject to vitamin testing in order to meet specific labeling requirements.
Eurofins Technologies offers ELISA kits and immunoaffinity columns (IAC) for the detection and purification of the following vitamins:
- Biotin (Vitamin B7)
- Folic acid
- Vitamin B12
SENSISpec ELISA Vitamin Kits
The ELISA test kits are based on the principle of the enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. The assays determine the vitamin content quantitatively in supplemented food in a significantly faster way (2.5 to 4 hours) than a conventional microbiological assay (24 to 48 hours).
Key benefits of ELISA Kits
- Quick and sensitive method (low limits of detection)
- Quantitative results
- Simple test format
SENSIColumn IAC Vitamin Kits
Eurofins Technologies IAC columns are offered in a 3 ml format designed for application in various analytical techniques, including HPLC, GC-MS, LC-MS/MS, and ELISA. They are used for the purification and enrichment of vitamins from different matrices.
Key benefits of IAC Columns
- Excellent flow behaviour
- Extremely robust
- Easy enrichment guaranteed
- Highly specific purification with monoclonal antibodies
- A wide range of application for various matrices
- Multi-analyte IACs for LC-MS/MS application