Technical Data
Nitrofuran derivatives are used in the treatment of infections caused by bacteria and protozoa in cattle, pigs, poultry and fish (1). Several countries including the USA, the Philippines, Australia, Thailand and Brazil are reported to have banned all uses of nitrofurans in food producing animals (1). The ban on nitrofurans was introduced primarily because of concerns about their carcinogenicity and mutagenicity (2). Nitrofurans have been detected in food items imported into the European Union (3), and there is evidence of continued illegal abuse of nitrofurans within the European Union (4).

Suitable for use in ELISA. Other applications not tested.

Recommended Dilution:
ELISA: 5ug/ml
Optimal dilutions to be determined by the researcher.

Storage and Stability:
May be stored at 4C for short-term only. Aliquot to avoid repeated freezing and thawing. Store at -20C. Aliquots are stable for at least 12 months. For maximum recovery of product, centrifuge the original vial after thawing and prior to removing the cap.
100ul-20CBlue IceSheep
Aminohydantoin (BTG)
Supplied as a liquid in 20mM phosphate, 150mM sodium chloride, pH 7.2, 0.09% sodium azide.
Recognizes 4-Nitrophenyl AHD.
Intended for research use only. Not for use in human, therapeutic, or diagnostic applications.
1. Food Standards Agency, Chemical Safety and Toxicology Division, Legitimate Uses of Nitrofurans in Food, 8 May 2003. 2. Medicines Act Veterinary Information Service, Edition 52 (October 2004). Results of non-statutory surveillance: Nitrofurans. 3. Food Standards Agency, Food Alert, Ref: 24/2007. 4. Kennedy G (2004) Analytical methods for nitrofurans: Lessons to be learned and new developments. Joint FAO/WHO Technical Workshop on Residues of Veterinary Drugs without ADI/MRL (2004: Bangkok, Thailand).