Comparison of three microbial screening methods for antibiotics using routine monitoring samples

M.G. Pikkemaat, M. Rapallini, S. Oostra, J.W.A. Elferink

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    Abstract

    Monitoring large numbers of slaughter animals for the presence of antimicrobial residues is preferably carried out using microbiological screening methods, because of their high cost-effectiveness. An evaluation of the Nouws antibiotic test (NAT) was performed on routine monitoring samples and the performance of the method was compared with two other microbial screening methods: Screening test for antibiotic residues (STAR) and Premi®Test. Analysis of 591 samples yielded four MRL violations. Three of them concerned tetracyclines that were only detected with the NAT and the STAR method. The fourth, 172 µg kg-1 Sulfadiazine, was detected by all three methods. Additionally, 156 µg kg-1 Tulathromycin was found in porcine meat, while for this residue no MRL in muscle has been established.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)298-304
    JournalAnalytica Chimica Acta
    Volume637
    Issue number1-2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2009

    Keywords

    • antimicrobial residues
    • kidney tissue
    • meat
    • animals
    • poultry
    • muscle
    • drugs
    • assay
    • milk

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