EuroProxima Methyltestosteron is a competitive enzyme immunoassay for screening and quantitative analysis of methyltestosterone in various matrices.
Methyltestosterone (17α-methyltestosterone) is a synthetic androgen used to treat men with testosterone deficiency or to treat breast cancer in women. It is commonly used by fish farmers for sex reversal in fish to obtain fast-growing all-male populations for economic gains. Furthermore, methyltestosterone is illegally used in cattle as a growth promoter.
|Test format||Microtiter plate with 96 wells (12 strips with 8 wells each).|
|Sample preparation||For mentioned matrices fast and efficient extraction methods are included in the kit description.|
|Incubation time||1 h 30 min (20-25 °C)|
|LOD (Detection limit)||Urine 0.042 µg/l (ppb), tissue (fish) 0.22 µg/kg, tissue (bovine) 0.053 µg/kg|
|Detection capability CCβ||Urine 0.1 µg/l (ppb), tissue (fish) 0.5 µg/kg, tissue (bovine) 0.25 µg/kg|
|Validated matrices||Urine and tissue (fish, bovine).|
|Detected analyte||Methyltestosterone in urine and tissues.|
|Evaluation||Microtiter plate spectrophotometer (450 nm)|