- Created on the 19 October, 2017.
Tetracyclines belong to a wide range of antibiotics which are often used in treating infections of the respiratory tract, intestines and urinary tract, they are also useful in the treatment of chlamydia in particular those patients that have an allergy to macrolides and β-lactams. However, the general usefulness for this chemical has become less popular due to the widespread development of antibiotic resistance in causative organisms. Despite this, tetracyclines are still popular choice of treatment for many specific indications, this includes for example brucellosis, syphilis, malaria, cholera, plague and acne. Tetracycline works by blocking the ability of bacteria to produce proteins, through binding specific prokaryotic ribosomes. In many countries tetracyclines is also accepted in food production and therefore consuming tetracyclines could lead to potential risks. This has resulted in most countries regulating the maximum amount of tetracycline residues present in foods. The ELISA assay can be used as a highly sensitive method to measure rapid quantification of tetracycline contaminations present in meat, shrimps, cheese, honey, milk and milk powder.
Tetracycline ELISA kit is a procedure designed for rapid quantitative detection of tetracyclines in present in food (such as cheese, milk, milk powder, honey, shrimps and meat). This assay has a minimum analytical sensitivity limit of 0.024 ng/ml.
The minimum detection sensitivity level of tetracyclines using this tetracycline ELISA kit was 0.024 ng/ml. The standard assay range for this kit is 0.04 – 4.0 ng/ml.
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- Full Name: Tetracycline ELISA Kit
- Sample Type: Food
- Sensitivity: 0.024 ng/ml