Spectinomycin is an aminocyclitol antibiotic, closely related by chemical structure to the aminoglycosides. It has fewer side effects than aminoglycosides and has a comparatively broad antimicrobial spectrum of activity. Spectinomycin is used in human medicine for Neisseria gonorrhoeae treatment and in veterinary medicine for the treatment of infections caused by Enterobacteriaceae and Mycoplasma spp. However, its application in medicine is limited because of rapid development of in vivo and in vitro resistance. Therefore, the prolonged use of this antibiotic requires caution.
CDIATM Spectinomycin Test Kit is based on competitive indirect colloid gold immunochromatography technology, in which spectinomycin in sample competes for the colloid gold labeled antibody with spectinomycin coupling antigen captured on test line. The test result can be watched by naked eye.