- High recovery rates
- High sensitivity - 0.25 ppb
- Low detection limits - 0.125 ppb for meat, 0.25 ppb for urine and 1.0 ppb for feed
- Rapid - from sample to results in less than 2 hours
- High reproducibility
The MaxSignal® Cimaterol ELISA Test Kit is a competitive enzyme immunoassay for the quantitative analysis of cimaterol in feed, meat/tissue, milk and urine.
Cimaterol can improve the meat/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 cimaterol residues in livestock products may lead to health risks for consumers. This has led to a prohibition of cimaterol use in food production. The amount of cimaterol 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.
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 / 0.25 / 1.0 / 5.0 / 20 / 50 ppb
INCUBATION TIME: 75 minutes
SHELF LIFE & STORAGE: 12 months when properly stored