A new microbial screening method for the detection of antimicrobial residues in slaughter animals: The Nouws antibiotic test (NAT-screening)

M.G. Pikkemaat, S. Oostra-van Dijk, J. Schouten, M. Rapallini, H.J. van Egmond

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Abstract

An improved microbial method for the screening of antimicrobial residues in slaughter animals has been developed. The Nouws antibiotic test (NAT-screening) is based on the analysis of renal pelvis fluid and comprises five test plates enabling group specific identification. The NAT-screening combines a simple and efficient sampling and sample processing strategy with a high detection capacity; the system effectively detects the great majority of antibiotics used in veterinary medicine at or below their maximum residue level in kidney. The NAT-screening has been validated according to 2002/657/EC and replaces the New Dutch kidney test for routine analysis within the framework of the Dutch national residue monitoring plan.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)781-789
JournalFood Control
Volume19
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008

Keywords

  • presumptive identification
  • assay
  • milk
  • meat
  • poultry

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