Rapid CDIATM CEP kits are intended for quanlitative detection of Cephapirin in milk.
Cephapirin is an injectable, first-generation cephalosporin antibiotic. It is expected to have a spectrum of activity that includes the Enterobacteriaceae and most Gram-positive bacteria, including ß-lactamase-producing staphylococci. It is used in veterinary medicine to kill mastitis-causing organisms in lactating cows. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a final rule on July 3, 2008 prohibiting the extra-label use of Cephapirin in food-producing animals. The agency is issuing this order based on evidence that extra-label use of these drugs in food-producing animals will likely cause an adverse event in humans and, as such, presents a risk to the public health.