Sensitive detection of growth hormones

Sensitive detection of growth hormones

Due to potential health risks, ß-agonists have been banned for use as growth promoters in livestock. As a consequence, global regulatory agencies require highly sensitive and specific analysis methods to ensure that ß-agonist residues are not present in animal-derived foods. The Thermo Scientific™ LC-MS ß-agonist Testing Kit for Livestock and Animal-derived Foods provides the application protocol and products required to meet international regulatory requirements for ß-agonist analysis.

LC-MS ß-agonist testing kit components

Complete kit description Part number Qty.
Thermo Scientific™ ß-agonist application starter kit TS-MKIT0001S 1
Thermo Scientific™ ß-agonist application one month consumable kit TS-MKIT0001 1

ß-Agonist kits can be ordered in complete kits or by individual consumable

Individual items description Part number Qty.
Thermo Scientific™ HyperSep™ Retain CX SPE cartridges (500mg/3mL; 50/Pk.) 60107-305 1
Thermo Scientific™ Hypersil™ GOLD HPLC column (150 x 2.1mm, 5µm) 25005-152130 1
  • SPE cartridges, LC column and vials bundled at a competitive price
  • Thermo Scientific HyperSep Retain CX SPE cartridges, 500mg / 3mL (50/Pk.) x 2
  • Thermo Scientific Hypersil GOLD HPLC column 5µm, 150 x 2.1mm x 1
  • Thermo Scientific MS Certified 2mL clear vials (100/Pk.) x 1
  • Verified Thermo Scientific TraceFinder LC/MS/MS instrument methods
  • Detailed sample preparation and analysis protocol to drastically reduce method development time

Detection limits of the LC-MS ß-agonist testing kits
Compound LOD (µg/kg)
Clenbuterol 1
Salbutamol 1
Ractopamine 3