The MaxSignal Clonidine ELISA Test Kit is the only commercially available ELISA for the rapid screening of clonidine in fish, shrimp, meat, feed and urine samples. As one of Beta-agonists, clonidine can be to increase muscle growth and appetite in livestock. Although steroids result in a higher meat/fat ratio, there is the risk that residues will be left in meat products and which are harmful when consumed to the consumer. The use of clonidine in food production is forbidden in many countries.
The method is based on a competitive colorimetric ELISA assay. The drug of interest has been coated in the plate wells. During the analysis, sample is added along with the primary antibody specific for the target drug. If the target is present in the sample, it will compete for the antibody, thereby preventing the antibody from binding to the drug attached to the well. The secondary antibody, tagged with a peroxidase enzyme, targets the primary antibody that is complexed to the drug coated on the plate wells. The resulting color intensity, after addition of substrate, has an inverse relationship with the target concentration in the sample.
BENEFITS:- The only commercially available ELISA for clonidine detection Rapid and cost-effective extraction methods that offer recovery rates greater than 80% High sensitivity (0.05 ppb) A quick ELISA assay (less than 2 hours regardless of number of samples) High reproducibility
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Food safety - Drug residues - Hormones
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