Beta-Lactam ELISA

Beta-lactam antibiotics are among the most widely used antibiotics for the treatment of bacterial infections in man and animals.  Beta-lactams are also administered to animals in feed for growth promotion and for collective prophylactic treatment.  The screening of beta-lactam residues in edible tissues and milk is important because of the hypersensitivity of some individuals to these antibiotics and also the emergence of antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria.  For this reason, maximum residue limits have been specified for food products and milk to try and control the levels of these antibiotics reaching the consumer.

The Randox Food Diagnostics Beta-Lactam ELISA test kit offers rapid results for antimicrobial testing in tissue and urine samples.

Product Number: BL3448

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AssayLOD (ppb)CompoundCross Reactivity %
Beta Lactam0.38 (Milk)
0.15 (Milk Powder)
1.50 (Serum)
2.50 (Urine)
10.00 (Tissue)
Nafcillin*
Ampicillin
Amoxicillin
Piperacillin
Azlocillin
Cloxacillin
Penicillin G
Dicloxacillin
Oxacillin
Metampicillin
Penicillin V
144.00
100.00
94.00
92.00
89.00
69.00
56.00
52.00
51.00
30.00
22.00
*LOD is standardised to this compound
Requires Beta Lactam standard (Product number: BL1371)