Beta-lactams Test Kits allow you to analyze milk samples for the presence of the antibiotic. The test strips detect 14 different beta-lactam antibiotics, and can accurately identify levels of these agents that are below the EU and US Maximum Residue Limits. If you need to check for multiple antibiotic classes, you can purchase a combo kit which allows you to detect the residue levels of several different antibiotics.
These antibiotics are widely used and have a wide spectrum of activity. Several antibiotic families contain beta-lactams, including cephalosporins, carbapenems, and monobactams. These drugs prevent bacteria from building their cell walls. Raw milk often contains beta-lactams. A Beta-lactams Rapid Test Kit is designed specifically to detect this antibiotic in raw milk.