BALLYA Copper Test is manufactured by BALLYA, it’s rapid test for detection the content of copper in feed, grains, food and medicine, especially in feed and food. Lateral flow assay test base on the gold immunochromatography assay technology.
Copper is a metal element and a transition element, with the chemical symbol Cu.
Characteristics of copper
Pure copper is a soft metal, the surface is reddish orange with metallic luster when it is just cut, and the simple substance is purple-red. Good ductility, high thermal conductivity and electrical conductivity, so it is the most commonly used material in cables and electrical and electronic components. It can also be used as a building material and can be composed of many alloys.
Copper alloys have excellent mechanical properties and low electrical resistivity. The most important ones are bronze and brass. In addition, copper is also a durable metal that can be recycled multiple times without compromising its mechanical properties.
What is Copper used for?
Copper is a non-ferrous metal closely related to human beings. It is widely used in electrical, light industry, machinery manufacturing, construction industry, defense industry and other fields. It is second only to aluminum in the consumption of non-ferrous metal materials in China.
Copper is a red metal, but also a green metal. It is said to be a green metal mainly because it has a low melting point and is easy to remelt and re-smelt, so it is quite cheap to recycle.
Application areas of copper
Electrical and electronic markets The electrical and electronic markets account for approximately 28% of the total. These two markets have become the second largest end users of copper consumption, with a market share of 25%. In many electrical products, the service life of copper is quite long. Only after 20 to 50 years can the copper in it be recycled.
Traffic equipment Transportation equipment is the third largest market for copper, accounting for about 13% of the total. Although the importance of transportation has not changed, the use of copper has undergone great changes.
Industrial machinery and equipment Industrial machinery and equipment is another major application market, in which copper tends to have a relatively long service life.
Medicine In medicine, the bactericidal effect of copper has long been recognized. Since the 1950s, people have also discovered that copper has very good medical uses. Later, Mexican scientists also discovered that copper has anti-cancer properties. In the new century, British researchers have discovered that copper has a strong bactericidal effect. It is believed that in the near future, copper will make a great contribution to improving human health.
Organic chemistry In organic chemistry, organic copper lithium compounds are an important type of metal organic compounds.
The role of copper in the human body
Copper is an indispensable micronutrient for human health. It has an important influence on the development and function of blood, central nervous system and immune system, hair, skin and bone tissues, brain, liver, heart and other internal organs. Copper is mainly ingested from the daily diet.
The World Health Organization recommends that in order to maintain health, adults should consume 0.03 mg of copper per kilogram of body weight per day. Pregnant women and infants should double. Copper deficiency can cause various diseases, which can be supplemented by taking copper supplements and pills.
What is the harm of Copper?
The lack of copper can make the nervous system's inhibitory process imbalance, make the nervous system in an excited state and cause insomnia, and neurasthenia can occur over time.
If the copper is many times higher, the copper may be poisoned. Too much copper in the body will cause adverse effects on the human body. There are very few soluble copper salts. If too much enters the body at one time, it will cause poisoning.
Because of the disorder of copper metabolism, this kind of metal materials accumulate in liver, brain and other tissues. When the body's copper production is excessive, it can cause diseases such as hepatolenticular transformation. The symptoms are similar to subacute liver disease, with brain ataxia.
Copper poisoning can produce hemolysis, decrease in hemoglobin concentration, increase in blood cell lactate dehydrogenase and brain tissue disease.
Note: The above content is for reference only! If you have similar symptoms, seek medical attention immediately!
What specimen can be detected by BALLYA Copper Test?
Specimen include: all kinds of feed, grains, food and medicine. Widely used in feed industry and food processing industry. You can choose the right products according to your needs.
Significance of testing Copper
To protect the animal have health feed, food, seafood and medicine, avoid contaminated food. The excess copper is harmful for animal being, can’t take too much in the body.
1. Take some feed or food specimen 2. Add the supernatant to cassette 3. Wait for 15 minutes to result 4. The details of operation, refer to the kit instruction
Limitations of BALLYA Copper Test?
BALLYA Copper Test is a qualitative test kit. It’s only for screening purpose. If have positive cases or suspected case, maybe use other detection method to make a further detection, such as, ELISA, PCR, qPCR, etc.
BALLYA Copper Test is suitable for the detection of copper residues in feed, grain, food and medicine. Simple operation, high accuracy and short detection time are the characteristics of this product.
It can be widely used in food and drug administration, health departments, higher education institutions, scientific research institutes, agricultural departments, animal husbandry and veterinarians, breeding farms, slaughterhouses, food and meat products deep processing enterprises, inspection and quarantine departments and other units.