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