TetraSensor - KIT008 - KIT009

Room Temperature Rapid Test Detecting Tetracyclines In Honey


TetraSensor is a rapid assay in dipstick format detecting the contamination of honey samples by Tetracyclines molecules.



TetraSensor Honey is a competitive test involving a receptor for the recognition of Tetracyclines molecules.

The test requires the use of two components. The first component is a glass vial containing a predetermined amount of receptors linked to gold particles. The second is a dipstick made up of a set of membranes with two specific capture lines. The specific “test” line is placed below the control line.

Drug Residue Test

Following a simple extraction protocol, a homogeneous mix that is suitable for analysis is generated. When the reagents from the glass vial are re-suspended with the honey mix, receptors will bind tetracycline if present during the first 15-minutes incubation at RT. Afterwards, when the dipstick is dipped into the honey mix, the liquid starts running vertically on the dipstick and passes through capture zones. When the sample is free of tetracycline, a colour development occurs at the test line, indicating the absence of tetracycline in the honey sample. On the contrary, the presence of tetracycline in the honey sample will not cause the coloured signal to appear at the test line.


  • Rapid
  • Adapted To Specific Regulations
    Sensitive Adapted To Specific Regulations
  • Easily Performed On Site Or In The Lab
    User-Friendly Easily Performed On Site Or In The Lab
  • Reliable And Robust
  • Cost-Effective
  • No Need To Heat
    Room Temperature No Need To Heat
  • Detection Of All Relevant Molecules In One Single Test
    Generic Detection Of All Relevant Molecules In One Single Test

Good to know

Tetracyclines are broad-spectrum bacteriostatic antibiotics that are extensively used in veterinary and human medicine for the treatment of a wide variety of bacterial infections.

Honey is generally considered as a natural and healthy product. The use of any antibiotics or additives to honey is not allowed. However, in recent years, the problem of residues of antibiotics in honey has been reported. Tetracycline compounds are indeed frequently used in apiculture for the treatment of bacterial foulbrood diseases. This practice is illegal in Europe and has resulted in the emergence of tetracycline-resistant bacteria strains, which is a major concern for human public health.

How to use

Test Procedure

Technical Details

  • Catalogue Name : TetraSensor Honey 10ppb 25 tests - KIT008 • TetraSensor Honey 10ppb 100 tests - KIT009
  • The test can be used in-situ for daily controls or in laboratories for the analysis of series of honey samples.
  • An instrumental reading is also possible with the ReadSensor device.