How it Works
LATERAL FLOW TESTS are best known for use in home pregnancy tests and are widely used in medical diagnostics. The Ataraxis Test advances this proven science through “multiplexing”— which enables the detection of dozens of drugs with a single test device. The Ataraxis Tests tests for beta2-adrenergic agonists and antibiotics, including ionophores. The test is a simple 5-step process.
Small meat sample is taken with the coring tool by on-site tester. No scientific or special credentials are required to run the test. (A urine sample may also be used).
One gram meat sample (about the size of pencil eraser) is loaded into buffering tube. Cap is closed and meat sample is agitated to mix with liquid in buffering tube. Sample sits about 10 minutes.
Buffering tube attaches to testing cassette and liquid flows onto test strips. Sample is analyzed using Lateral Flow Technology (LFT) in about 10 minutes.
Testing cassette is loaded into the reader which electronically transmits test results to a secure database.
Secure results viewed by designated decision-makers. On-site tester does not see results. Test is complete in about 20 minutes.