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Rapid CDIATM Lincomycin Test Kits are intended for the detection of a Lincomycin substance in milk.

Lincomycin, the first of two lincosamide antimicrobial agents, was isolated in 1962 from a soil actinomycete found near Lincoln, Nebraska, which gave origin to its name. The actinomycete was classified as Streptomyces lincolnensis var. lincolnensis, a new streptomycete species. Initial reports indicated that lincomycin possessed good in vitro and in vivo potency against a variety of Gram-positive microorganisms. It did not exhibit cross resistance with known antibiotics and possessed a low degree of toxicity. Lincomycin has gained clinical acceptance as a major antibiotic for the treatment of diseases caused by Gram-positive microbes.

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