Updated Technology at Randox Food Speeds Drug Testing

UK - Constantly researching and developing innovative solutions to streamline diagnostic testing, Randox Food Diagnostics strive to increase customer confidence by improving food safety globally.
calendar icon 20 November 2014
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Using the unique patented biochip array technology, Randox Food Diagnostics says it is leading the way for drug residue testing providing higher accuracy and reliability of results.

Within poultry, Randox Food have validated methods of testing for over 100 of the most regulated antibiotics and growth promoters which include coccidiostats, chloraphenicol, ractopamine, nitrofurans, tetracycline and many more.

The company's antibiotic tests have identical sample preparations, meaning that only one sample needs prepared to run on two arrays; this saves both our customers time and the use of reagents. It also has the ability to run samples together on multiple arrays getting quantified results within two hours.

This efficiency gives laboratories a rapid turnaround; however, for Randox Food Diagnostics, speed does not compromise accuracy, as non-compliant samples are minimised below five per cent.

Validated tests have low LOD’s and a faster sample preparation than its competitors. Randox Food is able to prepare and quantify samples within six hours – this is in contrast to the full day it takes its competitors to complete.

The company is able to complete incubations between sample preparation, ensuring it can make the most of the testing time.

Randox test coccidiostats and a range of prevalent antibiotics in whole eggs, meaning there is no separation required. The sample preparation is very simple to perform and does not require extract reagents, meaning the turnaround time is short.

Charlotte Rowney

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