Premi®Test, designed by R-Biopharm, is a microbial screening test for the detection of antibiotic residues in food and feed in less than four hours. Premi®Test allows users to screen meat (beef, pork, poultry), fish, shrimps, eggs, liver, kidney, urine and feed for the residues of β-lactams, Cephalosporines, Macrolides, Tetracyclines, Sulphonamides, Aminoglycosides, Quinolones, Amphenicoles and Polypeptides.
PremiTest is a 'Performance Tested Method' of the AOAC Research Institute for the screening of Penicillin in bovine meat (Certificate No. 060601) and holds the 'VALIDATION NF' by AFNOR for the screening of β-lactams, Macrolides, Tetracyclines, Sulphonamides in beef, pork and poultry (RBP 31/02 – 04/11).
The test is based on the inhibition of the growth of Bacillus stearothermophilus, a thermophilic bacterium which is very sensitive to many antibiotics and sulpha compounds.