Sensitive Clenbuterol detection – 0.025 ppb for meat, 0.05 ppb for urine, 0.25 ppb for milk and 0.2 ppb for feed
- Rapid (10 - 30 minutes), one-step, organic reagent-free extraction method with high recovery rates
- Saves money - No expensive instrumentation required
- Total incubation time of 1 hour
ELISA for Rapid Screening of Clenbuterol Residues
The MaxSignal® Clenbuterol ELISA Test Kit is a competitive enzyme immunoassay for the quantitative analysis of clenbuterol and other related ß-agonists in feed, meat, liver, kidney, milk and urine.
Clenbuterol is one of major ß-agonists illegally used in livestock production. It can improve the meat-to-fat ratio in fattened animals and accelerate livestock growth. It also has a relaxing effect on non-striated musculature and can be used as an antiasthmatic and a tocolytic agent in human beings. Therefore, excess clenbuterol residues in livestock products may lead to health risks for consumers. This has led to a prohibition of clenbuterol use in food production. According to the US FDA and WHO, a maximum residue limit for clenbuterol is 0.2 ppb in muscle and fat, and 0.6 ppb in liver and kidney. The amount of clenbuterol 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.
Publications that cite the use of the MaxSignal Clenbuterol ELISA Test Kit:
Ma, J.-K. and Zhu, W.-J. (2010) Effects of the β2-agonist clenbuterol on testicular steroidogenic acute regulatory protein mRNA expression in adult rats. Journal of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics, 33: 558–563. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2885.2010.01176.x
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: 80 minutes
SHELF LIFE & STORAGE: 12 months when properly stored