Seafood

Sensitive test systems to analyze fish and aquaculture

 

Seafood

From fish farming to fish processing, seafood must undergo extensive testing in order to obtain safe and high quality products.

R-Biopharm test kits can be applied throughout the whole production chain: from raw materials to final products, from the inspection of incoming goods to hygiene monitoring and finally to product analysis for correct labeling. Our large portfolio of different test formats can be used to analyze raw fish, canned fish and seafood such as shrimps and mussels.

Antibiotics, hormones and anabolics

Hormones and anabolics like methyltestosterone can be used for sex reversal in fish to obtain fast-growing all-male populations. Residues of these substances can bear health risks for consumers. For this reason, the use of hormones and anabolics in aquaculture is completely banned in most countries with exemptions for veterinary purposes. Residues in fishery and aquaculture products can also be caused by incorrect or illegal use of antibiotics which bear health risks for consumers. Additionally, the inappropriate use of antibiotics contributes to multi-resistance of pathogen bacteria.

Mycotoxins

Plant based aquaculture feed has a high risk of contamination with mycotoxins, especially in countries with humid tropical climates. Mycotoxins are toxic secondary metabolites produced by molds and can accumulate in various agricultural products. Mycotoxins have adverse effects on fish live stocks, like poor growth rates, low body weight gain and high mortality depending on the fish species and the mycotoxin. Thus, a proper risk assessment is important to minimize the exposure of aquacultures to mycotoxins and to avoid economical losses.

Pathogens, spoilage organisms, bacterial toxins and viruses

Fishery products are a favorable environment for bacteria such as ListeriaSalmonellaVibrio or Clostridium, which may cause serious foodborne diseases. Toxins, yeasts and viruses may be present in fishery products, too; especially mussels are at risk of a norovirus contamination. The monitoring of pathogens throughout the whole production chain is therefore crucial to ensure consumer protection and product stability.

Fish species identification

Fish must be labeled with the commercial designation of the species and its scientific name, according to EU Regulation 1379/2013 on the common organization of the markets in fishery and aquaculture products. The regulation also states that, for the purpose of consumer protection, national authorities should make full use of available technology, including DNA testing. To ensure correct labelling and avoid financial damages, enterprises as well as government agencies can rely on the highly sensitive and specific real-time PCR kits offered by R-Biopharm.

Acids and other constituents

Organic acids affect the rate of growth of pathogenic bacteria in food. Lactic acid and acetate are widely used as preservatives and anti-oxidants in fish, while sulfite is particularly used as preservative in shrimps. If the preservatives are injected into the fish, the concentration is precisely known. But if the fish is soaked in a solution, it is necessary to check the concentration in the tissues. Moreover, naturally occurring organic acids like lactic acid can play a role if they are present in the bacterial flora. Since there are legal limits depending on the country, the concentration of acids and other preservatives should be checked in the final product.

Histamine

Histamine is produced in fish during storage and can exceed levels of 1000 mg/kg. Several countries have set maximum tolerance levels for histamine due to its potential for human illness (commonly referred to as “scombroid poisoning”). The limit value for fish and fishery products is between 50 and 200 mg/kg depending on the fish species. Species that contain high levels of histamine are e.g. tuna, mackerel, sardines and anchovy. Fish of good quality should contain less than 10 mg/kg histamine.

Product portfolio

ProductDescriptionNo. of tests/amountArt. No.
RIDA®CUBE SCAN

The RIDA®CUBE SCAN is a photometric system that allows biochemistry testing, covering all enzymatic and colorimetric assays for the detection of organic acids (e.g. lactic acid), sugars (e.g. glucose) or other food components (e.g. sulfite). The …

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Weight: 2.4 kg
Dimensions: 16 x 13 x 14.5 cm
Android based app
Bluetooth and USB connection
Data transfer to host printer
ZRCS0546 / ZRCS0580
RIDA®CUBE SCAN

The RIDA®CUBE SCAN is a photometric system that allows biochemistry testing, covering all enzymatic and colorimetric assays for the detection of organic acids (e.g. lactic acid), sugars (e.g. glucose) or other food components (e.g. sulfite). The …

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Weight: 2.4 kg
Dimensions: 16 x 13 x 14.5 cm
Android based app
Bluetooth and USB connection
Data transfer to host printer
ZRCS0546 / ZRCS0580
RIDA®CUBE SCAN

The RIDA®CUBE SCAN is a photometric system that allows biochemistry testing, covering all enzymatic and colorimetric assays for the detection of organic acids (e.g. lactic acid), sugars (e.g. glucose) or other food components (e.g. sulfite). The …

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Weight: 2.4 kg
Dimensions: 16 x 13 x 14.5 cm
Android based app
Bluetooth and USB connection
Data transfer to host printer
ZRCS0546 / ZRCS0580
RIDA®CUBE SO2-Total

UV-method for the determination of SO2-Total (free and bound sulfite) in wine, must and other food products. The enzymatic test kit is designed for using only with the RIDA®CUBE SCAN instrument (340 nm).

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Test-kit for 32 determinations (single-test cartridges) RCS4600
Enzytec™ Liquid SO2-Total

This test is a colorimetric assay used in wine laboratories for the determination of “total sulfite” (SO2 total) concentration in wine, must and other food samples. The assay does not involve any enzyme, the reaction is a chemical / …

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Test-kit with 2 x 50 determinations,
2 x 100 mL R1 + 2 x 25 mL R2 + 3.5 mL calibrator (100 assays)
E8600
RIDA®CUBE Acetic acid

UV-method for the determination of Acetic acid in food products. The enzymatic test kit is designed for using only with the RIDA®CUBE SCAN instrument (340 nm).

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Test-kit for 32 determinations (single-test cartridges) RCS4226
RIDA®CUBE L-Lactic acid

UV-method for the determination of L-Lactic acid in food products. The enzymatic test kit is designed for using only with the RIDA®CUBE SCAN instrument (340 nm).

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Test-kit for 32 determinations (single-test cartridges) RCS4260
RIDASCREEN® Histamine (enzymatic)

RIDASCREEN® Histamine (enzymatic) is used for the quantitative determination of histamine in fresh fish, canned fish, fish meal, wine and cheese.

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Microtiterplate with 96 wells (12 strips with 8 removable wells each) R1605
Enzytec™ Liquid D-/L-Lactic acid

Enzymatic assay for D-Lactic acid and L-Lactic acid in foodstuff and other sample materials (without differentiation).

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Test-kit with 2 x 25 determinations for manual use,
(625 tests on automated systems),
2 x 50 ml R1 and 2 x 12.5 ml R2
E8240
D-Malic acid

UV-method for the determination of D-malic acid in foodstuffs and other materials.

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Test combination for 3 × 11 determinations 11215558035
Ammonia

UV-method for the determination of ammonia in foodstuffs and other materials and for the determination of nitrogen after Kjeldahl-digestion.

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Test combination for 50 determinations 11112732035
Formic acid

UV-method for the determination of formic acid in foodstuffs and other materials.

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Test combination for 21 determinations 10979732035
Urea / Ammonia

UV-method for the determination of urea and ammonia in foodstuffs and other materials and for the determination of nitrogen after Kjeldahl-digestion.

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Test combination for approx. 25 determinations each 10542946035
Acetic acid

UV-method for the determination of acetic acid in foodstuffs and other materials.

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Test comination for 3 × 11 determinations *10148261035*
L-Glutamic acid

Colorimetric-method for the determination of L-glutamic acid in foodstuffs and other materials.

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Test combination for 3 × 13 determinations 10139092035
L-Lactic acid

UV-method for the determination of L-lactic acid in foodstuffs and other materials.

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Test combination for 30 determinations *10139084035*
Cholesterol

Colorimetric method for the determination of cholesterol in foodstuffs and other materials.

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Test combination for 31 determinations 10139050035
Enzytec™ Generic L-Lactic acid

UV-method for the determination of L-Lactic acid in foodstuffs and other materials.

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Test combination for approx. 32 determinations E1254
Enzytec™ Generic Acetic acid

UV-method for the determination of Acetic acid in foodstuffs and other materials.

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Test combination for 2 x 16 determinations (approx. 32 assays) E1226
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EZ PANGASIUS™ Pangasius Species Rapid Kit

Assay for the positive identification of species content (Pangasius) in a sample: EZ PANGASIUS™ Pangasius Species Rapid Kit (Art. No. 510EZP)

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10 tests per kit (test strips). 510EZP
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SureFood® ALLERGEN Molluscs

TThe SureFood® ALLERGEN Molluscs is a real-time PCR for the direct qualitative detection of specific molluscs (mollusca) DNA sequences according to directive (EC) 1169/2011.

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100 reactions S3613
SureFood® ALLERGEN Fish

The real-time PCR test detects DNA of fish according to directive (EC) 1169/2011 qualitatively and / or quantitatively. Each reaction contains an internal amplification control (IAC).

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100 reactions S3610
SureFood® ALLERGEN Crustaceans

The real-time PCR test detects DNA of crustaceans (Crustacea) according to directive (EC) 1169/2011 qualitatively and / or quantitatively. Each reaction contains an internal amplification control (IAC).

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100 reactions S3612
RIDASCREEN® Histamine (enzymatic)

RIDASCREEN® Histamine (enzymatic) is used for the quantitative determination of histamine in fresh fish, canned fish, fish meal, wine and cheese.

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Microtiterplate with 96 wells (12 strips with 8 removable wells each) R1605
RIDASCREEN® Histamin

RIDASCREEN® Histamin is a competitive enzyme immunoassay for the quantitative analysis of histamine in white and red wine, sparkling wine, milk, cheese, fresh fish, canned fish and fish meal.

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Microtiter plate with 96 wells (12 strips with 8 removable wells each) R1601
bioavid Lateral Flow Crustacean

The Lateral Flow Crustacean assay is used for the qualitative detection of crustacean residues in environmental / surface samples (e.g. in food production lines). The assay is also applicable for food samples. The assay is applied for the detection …

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‘- BL616-10: 10 x test strips (10 determinations)
– BL616-25: 25 x test strips (25 determinations)
BL616-10 / BL616-25
RIDASCREEN®FAST Crustacean

RIDASCREEN®FAST Crustacean is a sandwich enzyme immunoassay for the quantitative analysis of crustaceans which can be present as ingredient or contamination in raw or cooked food.

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Microtiter plate with 48 wells (6 strips with 8 removable wells each) R7312
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Compact Dry PA

Compact Dry PA is a simple and safe test procedure for the determination and quantification of Pseudomonas aeruginosa counts in foods, cosmetics, water samples or pharmaceutical materials. The ready-to-use plates consist of a special 50 mm diameter …

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HS9491: 100 nutrient plates,
HS9492: 40 nutrient plates,
four plates are packed in one aluminum bag.
HS9491 / HS9492
SureFast® Enterobacteriaceae Screening PLUS

The test detects Enterobacteriaceae DNA. Each reaction contains an internal amplification control (IAC).

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100 reactions F5507
SureFast® Parasitic Water Panel 4plex

The SureFast® Parasitic Water Panel 4plex is a real-time PCR for the direct, qualitative detection and differentiation of Giardia intestinalis, Entamoeba histolytica and Cryptosporidium spp.. Each reaction contains an internal amplification control …

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100 reactions F5506
SureFast® Legionella 3plex

The SureFast® Legionella 3plex is a real-time PCR for the direct, qualitative detection of Legionella spp. and Legionella pneumophila. Each reaction contains an internal amplification control (IAC).

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100 reactions F5505
SureFast® Vibrio 4plex

The SureFast® Vibrio 4plex is a real-time PCR for the direct, qualitative detection and differentiation of Vibrio cholerae, Vibrio parahaemolyticus and Vibrio vulnificus DNA. Each reaction contains an internal amplification control (IAC).

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100 reactions F5161
SureFast® Escherichia coli PLUS

The test detects Escherichia coli DNA. Each reaction contains an internal amplification control (IAC).  

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100 reactions F5157
SureFast® Cronobacter sakazakii PLUS

SureFast® Cronobacter sakazakii PLUS is a real-time PCR for the direct, qualitative detection of Cronobacter sakazakii DNA. Each reaction contains an internal amplification control (IAC).  

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100 reactions F5115
SureFast® Cronobacter PLUS

The test detects Cronobacter spp. DNA. Each reaction contains an internal amplification control (IAC).  

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100 reactions F5114
SureFast® EHEC/EPEC 4plex

SureFast® EHEC/EPEC 4plex is a real-time PCR for the direct, qualitative detection and differentiation of DNA sequences of the virulence factors stx1 (subtype a-d), stx2 (subtype a-g), eae and the E. coli and Shigella spp. virulence factor ipaH. The …

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100 reactions F5128
Compact Dry X-SA

Usage of Compact Dry X-SA is a simple and safe test procedure for determination and quantification of Staphylococcus aureus in foods, cosmetics or raw materials – as well as pharmaceutical raw materials. The ready-to-use plates consist of a special …

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HS9621: 100 nutrient plates,
HS9622: 40 nutrient plates,
four plates are packed in one aluminum bag.
HS9621 / HS9622
SureFast® Legionella Screen PLUS

The test detects Legionella spp. DNA. Each reaction contains an internal amplification control (IAC).  

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100 reactions F5502
Compact Dry VP

Usage of Compact Dry VP is a simple and safe test procedure for detection and quantification of Vibrio parahaemolyticus as well as Vibrio spp. in foods or raw materials. The ready-to-use plates consist of a special 50 mm diameter petri dish …

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HS8821: 100 nutrient plates,
HS8822: 40 nutrient plates,
four plates are packed in one aluminum bag.
HS8821 / HS8822
Compact Dry ETB

Usage of Compact Dry ETB is a simple and safe test procedure for determination and quantification of Enterobacteria in foods, cosmetics or raw materials – as well as pharmaceutical raw materials. The ready-to-use plates consist of a special 50 mm …

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HS9431: 100 nutrient plates,
HS9432: 40 nutrient plates (HS9432),
four plates are packed in one aluminum bag.
HS9431 / HS9432
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ProductDescriptionNo. of tests/amountArt. No.
EuroProxima Tetrodotoxin

EuroProxima Tetrodotoxin is a competitive enzyme immunoassay for quantitative analysis of tetrodotoxin in fish and shellfish.

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Microtiter plate with 96 wells (12 strips with 8 wells each). 5191TTX
EuroProxima Florfenicol-amine

A competitive enzyme immunoassay for screening and quantitative analysis of florfenicol-amine in various matrices.

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Microtiter plate with 96 wells (12 strips with 8 wells each) 5091FLOA
EuroProxima Oxytetracycline

A competitive enzyme immunoassay for screening and quantitative analysis of oxytetracyclines in various matrices.

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Microtiter plate with 96 wells (12 strips with 8 wells each) 5091OTC
EuroProxima Fluoroquinolones II

EuroProxima Fluoroquinolones II is a competitive enzyme immunoassay for screening and quantitative analysis of fluoroquinolones in various matrices.

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Microtiter plate with 96 wells (12 strips with 8 wells each). 5101FLUQII
EuroProxima Malachite Green Total

EuroProxima Malachite Green Total is a competitive enzyme immunoassay for quantitative analysis of malachite green, leucomalachite green, crystal violet and leucocrystal violet in fish and shrimp.

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Microtiter plate with 96 wells (12 strips with 8 wells each) 5161MGT
EuroProxima Saxitoxin

EuroProxima Saxitoxin is a competitive enzyme immunoassay for the screening and quantitative analysis of the shellfish poison saxitoxin in various matrices.

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Microtiter plate with 96 wells (12 strips with 8 wells each). 5191SAXI
EuroProxima Flumequine

EuroProxima Flumequine is a competitive enzyme immunoassay for screening and quantitative analysis of flumequine in various matrices.

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Microtiter plate with 96 wells (12 strips with 8 wells each). 5101FLUM
EuroProxima Erythromycin

EuroProxima Erythromycin is a competitive enzyme immunoassay for screening and quantitative analysis of erythromycin in various matrices.

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Microtiter plate with 96 wells (12 strips with 8 wells each). 5151ERY
EuroProxima Domoic Acid

EuroProxima Domoic Acid is a competitive enzyme immunoassay for quantitative analysis of domoic acid in scallop, mussel and oyster samples.

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Microtiter plate with 96 wells (12 strips with 8 wells each) 5191DOMO
EuroProxima Dimetridazole

EuroProxima Dimetridazole is a competitive enzyme immunoassay for quantitative analysis of dimetridazole in various matrices.

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Microtiter plate with 96 wells (12 strips with 8 wells each). 5091DIME
EuroProxima Colistin

A competitive enzyme immunoassay for screening and quantitative analysis of colistin in various matrices.

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Microtiter plate with 96 wells (12 strips with 8 wells each). 5151COL
RIDASCREEN® Tetracyclin

RIDASCREEN® Tetracyclin is a competitive enzyme immunoassay for the quantitative analysis of tetracyclins in milk, milk powder, cheese, butter, dairy products (curd, yoghurt (plain/with fruits), kefir, cream, sour cream) honey, meat, sausage, fish, …

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Microtiter plate with 96 wells (12 strips with 8 wells each) R3505
RIDASCREEN® Sulfamethazin

RIDASCREEN® Sulfamethazin is a competitive enzyme immunoassay for the quantitative determination of sulfamethazine in milk, meat, honey, liver, kidney, fish, shrimp and egg.

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Microtiter plate with 96 wells (12 strips with 8 wells each). R3011
RIDASCREEN® Streptomycin

RIDASCREEN® Streptomycin is a competitive enzyme immunoassay for the quantitative analysis of streptomycin in milk and milk powder, honey, meat, liver, kidney, shrimp and apple juice.

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Microtiter plate with 96 wells (12 strips with 8 wells each). R3104
RIDASCREEN® Bacitracin

RIDASCREEN® Bacitracin is a competitive enzyme immunoassay for the quantitative analysis of bacitracin in milk, meat, eggs, feed and urine.

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Microtiter plate with 96 wells (12 strips with 8 removable wells each). R2901
RIDASCREEN® Sulfonamide

RIDASCREEN® Sulfonamide is a competitive enzyme immunoassay for the quantitative analysis of sulfonamides in egg, meat (chicken and pork), fish, shrimp, honey and milk.

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Microtiter plate with 96 wells (12 strips with 8 wells each). R3004
Premi®Test Urin

Premi®Test Urin is a reagent that enables bovine/porcine urine to be tested for antibiotic residues with Premi®Test.

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Premi®Test Urine contains 1 dropping bottle with 15 ml of sample buffer. The number of samples which can be prepared is dependent on the volume of the samples. Exemplarily, 30 samples with a volume of 30 ml each. R3921
RIDASCREEN® Nitrofuran (AHD)

RIDASCREEN® Nitrofuran (AHD) is a competitive enzyme immunoassay for the quantitative analysis of the nitrofurantoin metabolite AHD in shrimp and fish.

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Microtiter plate with 96 wells (12 strips with 8 wells each) R3713
Premi®Test 25

Premi®Test is a microbial screening test that allows the detection of antibiotic residues, especially in fresh meat (beef, pork, poultry) in less than 4 hours. The test is sensitive to antibiotics of the following groups: β-lactams, cephalosporins, …

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25 ampoules R3925
Premi®Test 4×25

Premi®Test is a microbial screening test that allows the detection of antibiotic residues, especially in fresh meat (beef, pork, poultry) in less than 4 hours. The test is sensitive to antibiotics of the following groups: β-lactams, cephalosporins, …

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4 x 25 ampoules R3900
RIDASCREEN® Nitrofuran (AMOZ)

RIDASCREEN® Nitrofuran (AMOZ) is a competitive enzyme immunoassay for the quantitative determination of AMOZ in shrimp, fish, meat and poultry.

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Microtiter plate with 96 wells (12 strips with 8 wells each) R3722
RIDASCREEN® Nitrofuran (AOZ)

RIDASCREEN® Nitrofuran (AOZ) is a competitive enzyme immunoassay for the quantitative analysis of AOZ in shrimp, meat (chicken, pork, beef), liver (beef and pork), fish, whole egg and milk.

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Microtiter plate with 96 wells (12 strips with 8 wells each) R3703
RIDASCREEN® Chinolone/Quinolones

RIDASCREEN® Chinolone/Quinolones is a competitive enzyme immunoassay for the quantitative analysis of chinolones in egg, meat (beef, pork, sheep, chicken, turkey), fish and shrimp.

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Microtiter plate with 96 wells (12 strips with 8 wells each) R3113
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