Manufacturer: zeu-lab



Quinolones are used for prevention and treatment of animals having bacterial infections (gastrointestinal, urinary or respiratory). Residues of quinolones will occur in foods from treated animals, so the procedure for using these antibiotics should be strictly observed to prevent contaminated foods reaching the consumer.

Foods are examined for quinolone residues because they pose a hazard to consumers, possibly causing allergic reactions and the development of bacterial resistance.

The concentration of quinolones residues in foods cannot reach levels above the Maximum of Residue Levels (MRL) according to the European legislation (Commission Regulation EU nº 37/2010).

EQUINOX is based on the inhibition of E. coli bacteria, which is an organism specially sensitive to quinolones.

Regarding traditional microbiological technique, EQUINOX has the clear advantage of saving time and efforts in medium preparation as well as improving result interpretation

Technical specifications

Kit features

  • Screening of samples
  • Compliance with MRLs
  • Minimum lab equipment needed


  • 96 single analysis

Sample kind

  • Milk, meat and egg

Time test

  • 18 hours +- 2 hours


  • Visual or photometric reading of results


  • 4-5 months