- Created on the 12 October, 2017.
Penicillin is a drug that belongs to the family of mycotoxins and is also frequently used as an antibiotic to treat gram-positive bacteria for both animals and humans. It was one of the first medications that was effective against many different bacterial infections caused by Streptococci and staphylococci. Contaminations in milk and food that are consumed by humans, can in some cases lead to infections by pathogen germs and these can became resistant against penicillin or to allergies. Penicillin allergy can be described as an abnormal reaction of the immune system to the antibiotic drug penicillin. Some of the common symptoms and signs of the allergy include itching, rash and hives and severe reaction can lead to anaphylaxis. The allergic reactions can often appear to be different in severity and this can be dependent on an individual disposition and on the dose. The gold standard method of choice for measuring penicillin contamination in food has always been using a microbiological assay, these methods are no quantitative and offer no identification of the antibiotic drug. This ELISA assay provides a highly sensitive and specific method for analysing penicillin and penicillin residues in food (such as shrimps and milk).
Penicillin ELISA kit can be used for detecting quantitative concentrations of penicillin residues in food (such as milk and shrimps). This assay has a minimum analytical sensitivity limit of 3.0 ng/ml.
The minimum detection sensitivity level of penicillin residues using this penicillin ELISA kit was 3.0 ng/ml. The standard assay range for this kit is 4.0 – 400.0 ng/ml.
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- Full Name: Penicillin ELISA Kit
- Sample Type: Food
- Sensitivity: 3.0 ng/ml