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.
|Cephalasporins (in milk)|
|Florfenicol & Thiamphenicol||
|Penicillins (in milk)|
|Phenylbutazone & other NSAIDs|
|Sedatives / Tranquilizers|