Applied Biochemistry and Microbiology

, Volume 54, Issue 4, pp 436–441 | Cite as

Highly Sensitive Immunochromatographic Assay for Qualitative and Quantitative Control of Beta-Agonist Ractopamine in Foods

  • E. A. Zvereva
  • N. A. Shpakova
  • A. V. Zherdev
  • C. Xu
  • B. B. DzantievEmail author


An immunochromatographic method has been developed for the determination of ractopamine, a low-molecular, nonsteroidal growth regulator controlled in food due to toxicity. The developed analysis was characterized by an instrument detection limit of 0.05 ng/mL, a working range of 0.07‒0.28 ng/mL, and a visual detection limit of 0.5 ng/mL, which meets the requirements of sanitary and hygienic control. It is shown that the developed immunochromatographic test systems can be used to test meat products.


immunochromatographic analysis ractopamine food safety 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. A. Zvereva
    • 1
  • N. A. Shpakova
    • 1
  • A. V. Zherdev
    • 1
  • C. Xu
    • 2
  • B. B. Dzantiev
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Bach Institute of Biochemistry, Research Center of BiotechnologyRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  2. 2.School of Food Science and TechnologyJiangnan UniversityWuxi, JiangsuChina

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