ELISA, enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay is a biochemical immunoassay used for the detection of antigens and antibodies by applying some florescent agents for colour specification. Elisa is one of the advanced diagnostic tools that helps for understanding presence of antigen or antibody in the given sample. The detection of mycobacterium antibodies in tuberculosis patients can be easily identified by the use of ELISA test. The ELISA test performance provides the researchers a better understanding about the antigen-antibody interactions in the blood. The applications of ELISA in food industry have been followed to determine the food allergens if any are present. Mycobacterium bovis is the species of mycobacterium causing tuberculosis which can be transmitted from milk giving animals such as cattle. Milk can be taken as a sample for the detection of antigens of the particular species causing mycobacterium bovis tuberculosis.
Last date updated on June, 2014