Evaluation of ELISA kits for the screening of four nitrofuran metabolites in aquaculture products according to the European guideline for the validation of screening methods

The administration of nitrofurans to livestock to treat or prevent animal diseases has been banned in the EU for the production of food of animal origin. The corresponding marker residues are tissue-related metabolites AMOZ, AHD, SEM, and AOZ. The MRPL (minimum required performance limit)/RPA (Reference point for action) was set at 1 µg kg-1 in … Read more

cDNA synthesis for BCR-ABL1 detection at the MMR level: the importance of using the appropriate kit

BACKGROUND The synthesis of complementary DNA (cDNA) for use in the detection of BCR-ABL1 at the Major Molecular Response (MMR) level is a well-established method used by clinical laboratories world-wide. However, the quality of cDNA provides sensitivity challenges and consequently affects the detection of Minimal Residual Disease (MRD). RESULTS Herein, we evaluated six commercially available … Read more