SNAP Beta-Lactam ST Test
Detects beta-lactam residues at or below established maximum residue limits.
- Test cold milk right from the truck, refrigerator or bulk tank—no heat or incubation needed
- Robust and flexible—use with cow, goat, sheep or powdered milk
- Read results in 6 minutes
* Availability / Distribution: Worldwide
All IDEXX ST tests are submitted for ILVO validation.
Part numbers and sizes
99-0011586 (30 tests)
|Drug||European MRL||FDA Tolerance||SNAP Beta ST Detection Level (at or below), ppb|
|Penicillin G (Benzylpenicillin)||4 ppb||0 ppb*||3 ppb|
|Ampicillin||4 ppb||10 ppb||4 ppb|
|Amoxicillin||4 ppb||10 ppb||4 ppb|
|Oxacillin||30 ppb||-||5 ppb|
|Cloxacillin||30 ppb||10 ppb||5 ppb|
|Dicloxacillin||30 ppb||-||5 ppb|
|Nafcillin||30 ppb||-||4 ppb|
|Cephapirin||60 ppb†||20 ppb||25 ppb|
|Desacetylcephapirin||60 ppb†||-||70 ppb|
|Ceftiofur||100 ppb||100 ppb‡||12 ppb|
|Desfuroylceftiofur||100 ppb||100 ppb‡||70 ppb|
|Cefquinome||20 ppb||-||16 ppb|
|Cefalonium||20 ppb||-||20 ppb|
|Cefazolin||50 ppb||-||30 ppb|
|Cefacetrile||125 ppb||-||80 ppb|
|Cephalexin||100 ppb||-||>7500 ppb|
|Cefoperazone||50 ppb||-||40 ppb|
*The FDA has established a target testing level of 5 ppb for penicillin
†MRL is established for cephapirin as the sum of cephapirin and desacetylcephapirin
‡FDA tolerance is established for ceftiofur as the marker residue, desfuroylceftiofur
Questions & Answers
About SNAP ST tests
To achieve optimal results close to the Maximum Residue Limits, using a heater block is not recommended. If a heater block is used by mistake, follow the prescribed protocol to retest the sample without the heater block.
It’s easy. Review the SNAP test protocol for ST tests.
SNAP ST tests take 6 minutes to run.
Tests that were taken out of refrigeration to be used during the day may be returned to refrigeration as long as the room temperature during the day did not exceed 30°C.
For optimal results, run the test on a flat, level surface.
Refrigerate all SNAP test materials at 2–8°C (36–46°F). Tests can be kept at 15-30°C (59-86°F) during the day of use. SNAP ST Plus tests may be stored at 15–22°C (59–72°F) for up to 30 days. Check labeling for test-specific instructions. Remove only the number of tests to be used for the day.
Yes, the test is designed for use under normal ambient conditions (15–30°C). Remove the number of devices needed for the day from refrigeration and allow them to warm to room temperature for at least 15 minutes before using.
Before you test:
- Verify that the SNAP device has coloured spots in the results window and activation circle.
- Make sure the pellet is moving freely in the bottom of the sample tube.
After the reagent pellet has dissolved, pour the entire contents of the sample tube into the sample well of the SNAP device. Remain with the device and watch the sample flow across the results window toward the blue activation circle. When the activation circle is half white, half blue, press the activator firmly until the device "snaps" and the activator is flush with the body of the SNAP device. Activate (snap) the device when the edge of the circle nearest the sample begins to turn from dark blue to white. Do not let the circle completely disappear.
Ordering and shipping
You can place your order with our Customer Service department by calling 800-548-9997 (Monday through Friday, 8:00am ET to 6pm ET). Orders can also be sent via email to LPDCS@IDEXX.com. You may also register your account to purchase online @ order.idexx.com.
2 business days (does not include weekends).
In most cases, we process orders the same day we receive them. To ensure we receive any changes as soon as possible, please call 800-548-9997 (Monday through Friday, 8:00am ET to 6pm ET).
Still have questions?
IDEXX backs all tests with a dedicated team of professionals available to answer your product, regulatory and dairy-industry questions. Call IDEXX Technical Services at 800-548-9997, (Monday through Friday, 8:00am ET to 5pm ET) or complete the contact form.