The Ataraxis Test will rapidly determine the presence of antibiotics and beta agonists in meat and poultry. While the test is pass/fail, (whether drugs are present or not) the test results and the level of drugs detected may help you determine the likely source of the drug. This actionable information enables you to take concrete steps to address needed improvements to your supply chain.
High levels of a drug are a likely indication that the animal tested has been actively and routinely fed a drug.
If a test result detects drugs below the Active Treatment levels, there are several potential drug sources that caused the positive test. An animal can ingest drugs a number of ways - through dust or particulate matter, from standing in or licking drug contaminated ground or urine, or from being fed unintentionally contaminated feed. Alternatively, an animal showing environmental contamination may have been given a therapeutic dose of a drug as a treatment for illness and may not have been sufficiently “rested” to give adequate time for the drug to be eliminated from the animal’s system.
No Drugs Detected
No drugs detected using the Ataraxis Test.