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Tetracycline ELISA Kit

  • Created on the 19 October, 2017.

BACKGROUND

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.

INTENDED USE

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.

SENSITIVITY

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.

REFERENCES

  1. Application of ELISA in determining the fate of tetracyclines in land-applied livestock wastes. Analyst. (2003) 128 (6): 658-62. Aga D.S., et al.
  2. Quantitative detection of tetracycline residues in honey by a simple sensitive immunoassay. Anal Chim Acta. (2008) 626 (2): 180-5. Jeon M. and Rhee Paeng I.
  3. A direct competitive assay-based aptasensor for sensitive determination of tetracycline residue in honey. Talanta. (2015) 131: 562-9. Wang S., et al.
  4. Preparation of antibodies and development of an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) for the determination of doxycycline antibiotic in milk samples. J Agric Food Chem. (2012) 60 (15): 3837-46. Adrian J., et al.
  5. Non-antibiotic properties of tetracyclines as anti-allergy and asthma drugs. Pharmacol Res. (2011) 64 (6): 602-9. Review. Joks R. and Durkin H.G.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Full Name: Tetracycline ELISA Kit
  • Sample Type: Food
  • Sensitivity: 0.024 ng/ml

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