CD Tetracycline Rapid Test is a competitive immunoassay for the semi-quantitative detection of the presence of Tetracycline residue in honey sample.
Tetracycline (INN) is a broad-spectrum polyketide antibiotic produced by the Streptomyces genus of Actinobacteria, indicated for use against many bacterial infections. It is a protein synthesis inhibitor. It is commonly used to treat acne today, and, more recently, rosacea, and is historically important in reducing the number of deaths from cholera. Tetracycline is marketed under the brand names Sumycin, Tetracyn, and Panmycin, among others. Actisite is a thread-like fiber formulation used in dental applications. It is also used to produce several semisynthetic derivatives, which together are known as the tetracycline antibiotics. The term "tetracycline" is also used to denote the four-ring system of this compound; "tetracyclines" are related substances that contain the same four-ring system.
Principle Of The Test
CD Tetracycline Rapid Test is based on competitive lateral flow immunochromatographic assay. The Tetracycline conjugate in the test zone will capture the immuno-gold (colloid gold- Tetracycline antibody conjugate), when there is very little dissociative Tetracycline in the samples. A visible red test band indicates a negative result when the control line (C zone) shows that the card is valid. The test band (T zone) will be not visible if Tetracycline is present in concentration of 20 ppb and above which explains a positive result.