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Saccharomyces - Yeast Estrogen Screen (strain McDonnell)

Detection of estrogenic effects 


from 200 €
Test Specification
Duration of Assay
ca. 4 h
Number of Samples
6 with 2 replicates (EEQ)
Number of Samples (LID)
Calibration Range
0 - 400 ng/L (E2)
Limit of Detection
12.8 ng/L (E2)
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Further documents


S-YESbasic data sheet


Technical Requirements




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Product Description

The S-YESbasic (Saccharomyces-Yeast Estrogen Screen) is a simple and fast effect-based cuvette test for the detection of estrogenic activity in various types of water samples. The S-YESbasic uses the conventional and recombinant yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae as the estrogen responsive biosensor. No sterile conditions are required for the whole test procedure.


Key Characteristics

The S-YESbasic determines the EEQ (17β-Estradiol Equivalents) of water samples. The test requires only basic lab equipment and the test duration is only approx. 4 hours.

Validation and Standardization

A factorial in-house validation was performed for method validation of the S-YESbasic.

Data Evaluation

Concerned about data analysis? With the purchase of our test kits you get free access to BioVAL for the statistical analysis and reporting of your test results.

Will this test fits to my purposes? We give sufficient support for choosing the right test for your application as well as before and during test establishment and for data evaluation.


Type of samples
Ultrapure, drinking and mineral water
Surface water
Ground water and well water
Waste water

Test Principle
Genetic Modifications

The yeast carries a plasmid with a cassette including the human estrogen receptor gene (hERα) and a plasmid with a reporter gene cassette including the lacZ gene.


Estrogens and estrogenically active substances bind to the receptors and the resulting complexes trigger the transcription of the reporter gene.


The reference standard for calibration and quantification is 17β-Estradiol (E2). The dose-response curve corresponds to a non-linear model.


The detection is performed photometrical after reaction of the reporter enzyme with the chromogenic substrate Chlorophenol Red-β-D-galactopyranoside at 580 nm.