Coccidiostats in Turkey Muscle Proficiency Test


Product Specification

Product Code Proficiency Test Matrix Approx. Size


Turkey Muscle



Clopidol, Decoquinate, Diclazuril, DNC only (from Nicarbazin), Halofuginone, Lasalocid, Maduramycin, Monensin, Narasin, Robenidine, Salinomycin, Semduramycin, Toltrazuril-sulfone, Total Coccidiostats


1 or more analytes will be present for identification and quantification, test has shortened timescale for analysis and/or returning results

Test Description

Coccidiostats within turkey muscle will be targeted as part of this proficiency test material.

Coccidiostats are a group of veterinary medicines which act to reduce the impact of Coccidia parasites on a range of livestock, including poultry and cattle. Veterinary medicines are utilised within good farming practices to maintain high-quality stock which is free from disease that would otherwise damage the quantity or quality of this livestock.

Animal products for human consumption are tightly legislated and closely monitored for compliance. Veterinary medicines used in animals are likely to have a pharmacological effect in humans. Hence, for many veterinary medicines, there are extremely low maximum residue limits or even no MRL (i.e. any detection is non-compliant). The Fapas proficiency test materials are produced in keeping with EU MRLs or minimum required performance limit (MRPL) where MRLs are not set. The result reporting requirements are also in keeping with quality control guidelines laid out in EC/657/2002. Fapas veterinary medicine quality control materials include incurred residues as well as fortified animal products.

Although infection of turkeys with coccidiosis is not very common, reared turkeys still receive preventative medication for part of their lives. However, dosage levels of ionophores may be critical to efficacy and safety. Exposure of previously unmedicated birds to these compounds can cause toxicity.

Fapas quality control materials make use of real food matrices to provide direct comparisons to your current routine analysis activities. This is vital to ensure only high quality testing practises are employed by your laboratory to achieve the highest standard test results possible.

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