Aquatic Toxicity Testing

The ATCL performs aquatic toxicity tests on a variety of fish species including

largemouth bass, fathead minnow, sheepshead minnow, Menidia beryllina and

mosquitofish. In addition several bioanalytical and molecular assays are available.

 

Bioanalytical Assays
Cost per sample/test
 

1. Vtg ELISA/ sample
$30
 

2. SDS Gel
$80
 

3. Western blot
$100
 

4. Vtg purification
$500
 

5. Antibody screen (West/ELISA)
$300
 

6. EIA for E2, T, 11KT/sample
$35
 

7. Histology
$100
 

8. Vtg mRNA
$60
 

9. Invitrogen transactivation assays/receptor type
$1,000
 

10. FP-ER- binding assay
$200
 

 

Toxicity Assays

1. Exposures static (2 changes/day) 2-4 d Control and 1 effluent
$2,500
 

additional effluents up to 5

$1,500
 

2. Cummulative egg production assay, 14 days
$15,000
 

3. ELS Larval toxicity assay 96 h growth, survival
$5,000
 

4. ZF ELS embryo toxicity test, 96 h growth, survival, deformities, hatching
$5,000
 

5. Mosquitofish gonapodium 7 day, 5 replicates
$1,250
 

 

Molecular Assays

1. Microarrays, minimum 8 samples
$500