Tetracyclines

Test Code
VM00021
£229.00
Standard Price per sample £229.00
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Tetracyclines
  • Method Used
    LC-MS/MS
  • Accreditation
    ISO 17025
  • Standard Turnaround Time
    10 working days

As well as accredited analyses for a range of matrices from food producing animals. Fera also provide bespoke method development solutions and un-accredited analyses for other analyte/matrix combinations. Processed meat and samples high in fat may present an analytical challenge and require additional method development prior to analysis and as such cannot always be analysed using accredited methodology. Please get in touch using the contact details on this page to confirm testing requirements and accreditation status if unsure.

Fera’s ISO 17025 accreditation status can be found at https://www.ukas.com/download-schedule/1642/Testing/.

Fera food scientists are able to identify and quantify the levels of tetracyclines and their epimers, within a range of foodstuffs. We can also provide the evidence required by regulators to verify the levels of tetracyclines within your food products.

Tetracyclines are broad spectrum antibiotics often used to treat skin, chest, urethral and pelvic infections in a wide variety of food-producing animals. Concern about the possible occurrence of residues of this drug in human food has produced a need for analytical methods to monitor for this agent at trace residue levels. 

Fera's comprehensive screen includes the following tetracyclines: Chlortetracycline, epi-Chlortetracycline, Doxycycline, Oxytetracycline, epi-Oxytetracycline, Tetracycline, and epi-Tetracycline.

Maximum Residue Limits (MRL) for tetracyclines are defined in Commission Regulation (EU) 37/2010 (or as amended) , which applies to all food-producing species. MRLs have been set in eggs, muscle, liver, kidney and milk for chlortetracycline, oxytetracycline and tetracycline, with a residue definition which includes the corresponding epimers. MRLs have been set for fat, liver, kidney and muscle for doxycycline.

Testing is carried out using liquid chromatography–tandem mass spectrometry (LC–MS/MS), and has been validated in accordance with the principles set out in Commission Decision 2002/657/EC, for the majority of analyte / matrix combinations.

The analysis is accredited to ISO17025 by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS).

Multi-Residue Option

As well as being purchasable standalone, this test is also included as part of our multi-residue screen process, which includes a broader range of veterinary residues.

See what’s included in our Multi-residue screen (Option 1) here.

Confirmatory Analysis

Confirmatory analysis, where required, will be at the same value as the analysis performed. Fera will contact you beforehand to establish if the additional analysis is required. The delivery time for confirmatory results will be 10 working days from your instruction to proceed.

Please contact us to discuss volume discounts.

Detail Specification

Standard Turnaround Time

10 working days

Method Used

LC-MS/MS

Accreditation

ISO 17025

Department

Food Safety

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