GMP Compliant Laboratory
CONSULTANT ANALYSTS TO THE FOOD AND PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRIES
 
Honey Analysis
  Antibiotics & Other Veterinary Residues
  Commercial Analysis
  Activity Testing & Manuka Analysis
  C4 Sugar Adulteration
  Pesticide Residues
  Other Honey Analyses
  Sample Shipment - Non EU Countries
 
Food & Feed Analysis
  Antibiotics & Other Veterinary Residues
  Mycotoxins
  Pesticide Residues
  Other Trace Analyses
 
Pharmaceutical Analysis
  Product Release Testing
  Inhaler Testing
  Other Pharmaceutical Services
 
Consultancy Services
  Method development
  Risk Assessment & Due Diligence
  Instrument supply & validation
 
Veterinary Product Analysis
 
Electronic Cigarette Testing
 
FOOD & FEED - ANTIBIOTICS & OTHER VETERINARY RESIDUES

Minerva Scientific is one of the few UK based contract laboratories able to offer a comprehensive range of testing options for the detection and determination of antibiotics and veterinary residues in foods and feedingstuffs. From a general screen for antimicrobial substances to residue specific reference techniques, we can offer a broad ranging series of tests ideal for due-diligence based surveillance.

In light of the recent horsemeat concerns, we now offer Phenylbutazone (Bute) testing on meat products. Please contact us for more information on this analysis.

Our state of the art gas chromatography- mass spectrometry (GC-MS & GC-MS/MS) and liquid chromatography mass spectrometry (LC-MS & LC-MS/MS) based ‘reference’ techniques enable us to offer a comprehensive testing service. Many of our procedures are ISO17025 (UKAS) accredited – refer to our scope of accreditation for further information.

Additionally, our UKAS flexible scope enables us to offer fully accredited test results for virtually any antibiotic or other veterinary residue compound – please contact us for further information on our capabilities.

The range of tests most frequently requested is provided below but this is by no means exhaustive. Please contact us if your requirements are not listed, or you need further advice on testing of foods and feeds for veterinary residues and antibiotics.

Antimicrobial Screen
Aminoglycosides
Avermectins
Benzimidazoles
Beta-Agonists
Carbadox
Cephalasporins (in milk)
Chloramphenicol
Chlorpromazine
Dapsone
Florfenicol & Thiamphenicol
Gestagens
Glucocorticoids
Ionophores
Lasalocid
Levamisole
Macrolides
Malachite Green
Milbemycins
Natural hormones
Nicarbazin
Nitrofurans (metabolites)
Nitroimidazoles
Penicillins (in milk)
Phenylbutazone & other NSAIDs
Quinolones
Sedatives / Tranquilizers
Stilbenes
Streptomycin
Sulfonamides
Synthetic hormones
Tetracyclines
Thyrostats
















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