- Sensitive Beta-Agonist detection – 0.025 ppb for meat, 0.05 ppb for urine and 0.2 ppb for feed
- High recovery rates
- Rapid and cost effective extraction methods
- Saves money - No expensive instrumentation required
- Faster results – less than 1.5 hours from sample to results
- Easy, high recovery sample preparation
ELISA for Screening of Beta Agonist Residues in Food
The MaxSignal® Beta-Agonist ELISA Test Kit is a competitive enzyme immunoassay for the quantitative analysis of clenbuterol, salbutamol, bitolterol, carbuterol and other related beta-agonists in feed, meat, liver, kidney, milk and urine. Beta-agonists can improve the meat-to-fat ratio in fattened animals and accelerate livestock growth. They also have a relaxing effect on non-striated musculature and can be used as antiasthmatic and tocolytic agents in human beings. Therefore, excess beta-agonist residues in livestock products may lead to health risks for consumers. This has led to a prohibition of beta-agonist use in food production. The amount of beta-agonist residues can be determined by methods such as HPLC or GC-MS. However, these traditional methods usually require very expensive preparation procedures. Alternatively, enzyme immunoassay (ELISA) can be used as a screening system, which is simple, rapid, sensitive and cost-effective compared with traditional methods.
This kit is manufactured to the international quality standard ISO 9001:2008.
Noppon, B. and Noimay P. (2012) MONITORING OF BETA AGONIST RESIDUES IN SWINE TISSUES FROM NORTHEASTERN THAILAND. International Journal of Arts & Sciences, 5(4):151–155
PLATE: 1 x 96 well (Removable 8 wells x 12 strips)
MEASUREMENT: microtiter plate reader (450 nm)
TESTS PER KIT: The kit has the capacity for 96 determinations or testing of 42 samples in duplicate
STANDARDS: 0 / 0.05 / 0.15 / 0.5 / 1.5 / 4.5 ppb
INCUBATION TIME: 75 minutes
SHELF LIFE: 12 months when properly stored