The CDIATM Amantadine Colloidal Gold Test Cassette (Meat) is a lateral flow immunoassay for the detection of amantadine in meat.
Amantadine antigen is coated on the test region of the nitrocellulose membrane of the strips, and amantadine antibody is labeled with colloid gold. During a test, the colloid gold labeled antibody coated in the strip move forward along the membrane, and a red line will show up when the antibody gathers with the antigen in the test line; if amantadine in the sample is over the detection limit, line T is blank; on the other wise, if amantadine in the sample is less than the detection limit, line T is red.
Amantadine (AM), a stable, colourless, crystalline amine with an unusual symmetrical structure, is clinically used as an anti-Parkinson agent and antiviral drug . In animal breeding, AM is mainly used in the treatment and prevention of bird flu and transmissible gastroenteritis of swine. However, AM may have harmful effects in animals. In fact, the US FDA has prohibited the use of AM in livestock, and the Chinese Department of Agriculture (bulletin no. 560) has also banned the antiviral AM drug for livestock and poultry breeding. The CDIATM Amantadine Colloidal Gold Test Cassette (Meat) is a lateral flow immunoassay for the detection of amantadine in meat.