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Antibiotic Milk Testing

The antibiotic milk test is critical to make sure antibiotics do not enter the food chain and meet stringent government and industry guidelines. Determining that an animal is free of antibiotics following treatment is essential to allow that animal back into the food chain.

The EU has set Maximum Residue Levels MRL’s which must be adhered to with any milk not meeting these guidelines disposed of.

Generally it is the farmers or processors responsibility to test on-site individual cows and tankers for traces of antibitoics to prevent antibiotics entering the food chain.

Rapid & Broad Spectrum Antibiotic Milk Test

There are two different types of antibiotic test RAPID & Broad Spectrum

  • Popular Broad spectrum tests include DELVOTEST SP NT, DELVOTEST T & ZEULAB Eclipse 3G & 4G

How quickly a result is required will often determine which type of test is used, with broad spectrum testing recommended to be confident no antibiotics are present in the milk. Rapid tests generally detect the most widely used antibiotics Beta-Lactams and Tetracyclines.

LABTEK Services are distributors for the ZEULAB range which offers unique Incubator and Test Strip / Vial Reader technology to provide 

  • Rapid BT antibiotic test results in 6mins using the IRIS and a
  • Broad Spectrum Test Eclipse 4G & COMET4 which reads the colour change and automatcially sends the result via Email when finished, Test Time only 2.5hrs