Zinc bacitracin is an antibiotic from the group of peptide antibacterial compounds. It’s obtained from a strain of the bacterium Bacillus subtilis and used as a topical treatment for certain bacterial infections, especially those caused by cocci. Bacitracin has also shown to induce growth promotion when added at low levels in animal feeds.
Community MRLs have been established for zinc bacitracin in bovine milk (100 ng/g) and rabbit tissues (150 ng/g).
The bacitracin ELISA is used for the quantitative analysis of zinc bacitracin residues in urine samples. The kit uses a polyclonal rabbit antibody which shows the following cross-reactivities: zinc bacitracin (100%), spiramycin (<0.01%), tylosin (<0.01%), virginiamycin (<0.01%), neomycin (<0.01%), chlortetracycline (<0.01%), and olaquindox (<0.01%).
The limit of detection (LOD) is 14.9 ng/g for urine samples (dilution).
Detailed information of this ELISA is given in the Product Information Sheet
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