[Determination of the endotoxin content of egg products using a miniaturized chromogenic Limulus test].

A chromogenic Limulus amoebocyte lysate assay was applied to monitor endotoxin concentration in egg products. Analysis of differently contaminated whole egg probes revealed a strong correlation of endotoxin concentration to total bacterial count 6 x 10(4) cfu x ng-1, where cfu = colony-forming unit) as well as to number of Enterobacteriaceae (1 ng/7 x 10(2… CONTINUE READING