- US NCIMS/FDA approved for Appendix N testing
- Results in three minutes
- Detects six beta-lactam drugs at or below US safe levels
- Uses the same equipment as ROSA tests
- Results are NCIMS approved for use in the Charm EZ system
- Detects six beta-lactam drugs at or below US safe levels.
- Approved by the National Conference on Interstate Milk Shipments (NCIMS).
- Validated by the AOAC Research Institute, Maryland, US
- Validated by the Dairy Quality Control Laboratory (DQCI)
The Charm 3 SL3 test is a 3-minute test that enables dairies and food manufacturers to detect all six beta-lactam antibiotics allowed for use on US dairy farms. The SL3 test is US National Conference on Interstate Milk Shipments (NCIMS) and FDA-approved for screening of raw commingled bovine milk.
Lower operating costs and improve transportation efficiency by clearing good milk quickly. This 3-minute Rapid One Step Assay (ROSA) test is fast and detects sensitivities that match safe levels for all beta-lactam antibiotics approved for use in the US. After performing the Charm 3 SL3 test, read and record official results in the Charm EZ System. The test may also be interpreted visually, in an unofficial capacity, making it ideal for farm use.
The Charm 3 SL3 test is run throughout North America by farmers, veterinarians, truck drivers, milk receiving, and milk testing laboratories because of its speed, ease of use, portability, and minimal equipment requirements.
Charm tests can help you lower operating costs and improve transportation efficiency by clearing good milk quickly. Charm’s patented ROSA technology targets drug sensitivities as close to regulatory levels as possible, preventing the unnecessary rejection of milk that can be caused by overly sensitive screening tests.
Charm’s ROSA portfolio includes tests for the detection of the most common antibiotics and aflatoxin M1. Charm ROSA strips are manufactured to test for US tolerance levels, EU MRL/CODEX, Canadian MRLs, and multiple other country-specific requirements and have been granted approval by regulatory authorities around the world.
Speed, ease of use, and minimal equipment requirements make ROSA tests incredibly versatile; they can be run by farmers, veterinarians, truck drivers, milk receiving, and milk testing laboratories.
Pipettes are now sold separately.
Test kits should be stored in the refrigerator.
Ensure that the chosen test kit will test for the antibiotic used within legal residue tolerance by consulting the FARM Drug Residue Prevention book. https://nationaldairyfarm.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/FARM_2021-Drug-Residue-Manual_FINAL_041221_web.pdf