ELISA-TEK® Raw Meat Species Kits

A Qualitative Method for the Identification of Animal Species in Uncooked Meat and Meat Products

 INTENDED USE: The ELISA-TEK® Raw Meat Species Assay  qualitatively detects animal species content in uncooked meat, poultry, meat products, eggs, and milk.  The testing method is based on antibodies raised to species-specific serum albumin.

 The ELISA-TEK® Raw Meat Species Kits  have been formatted and refined for portability and ease-of-use to aid in resolution of species content.

Preventing adulteration of meat foods with less desirable or objectionable meat species is important for economic, regulatory, health and ethnic reasons.  Testing assures the consumer that the meat and poultry they purchase is safe, wholesome, unadulterated, and properly labeled which is of particular importance in religious communities where the consumption of a particular meat is proscribed.

Suitable for testing:  for animal species content in uncooked meat, poultry, and meat products.


Limit of Detection:                   <1.0% for meat and poultry (all species)                                                                <5.0% for milk (relevant species only)

Specificity:                               Species specific serum albumin

# Of Test per Kit:                      Up to 40 samples in duplicate

Hands-on-time:                        10 minutes (for sample preparation/extraction)                                                       60 minutes (for immunoassay procedures)

Kit Format:                               96 microwell plate system with single strip format                                                   (single strips of 8 wells)

Additional equipment:             Micro-pipettes (50-100 µL), wash bottle/plate reader

Shelf life:         12 months from date of manufacture

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