Growth Inhibitors- Charm ROSA Tetracycline-SL- Milk and Dairy

Laboratory Fee Schedule

Procedure #: MZZ0506A


Synonym(s): Charm II; Charm TETRA; TETRA
Requisition Form G-84; G-21; G-21 RR
Test Description Immunoreceptor assay utilizing Rapid One Step Assay (ROSA) lateral flow technology. Detects Tetracyclines.  
Pre-Approval Needed Regulatory
Supplemental Information Required N/A
Supplemental Form(s) N/A  
Performed on Specimens from (sources) Food
Sample/Specimen Type for Testing

Raw Cow Milk

Minimum Volume/Size Required

100 mL

Storage/Preservation Prior to Shipping
  • Place milk sample in sterile zip-lock or whirlpack bag or other sterile plastic container.
  • Store on ice.  Must be kept between 0.0°C and 4.5°C.
Transport Medium N/A
Specimen Labeling Sample Identification must match submission form.
Shipping and Specimen Handling Requirements
  • Ship samples on Ice and/or Ice Packs.
  • Samples must be shipped for overnight delivery.
  • Ship according to Dangerous Good Regulations, IATA, and/or CFR 49.
Method FORM FDA/NCIMS 2400n-5: Charm® II Combined Non-Beta-Lactam Assays
Turn-around Time 4 Days


Common Causes for Rejection
  • not collected by a Registered Sanitarian
  • insufficient quantity
  • improperly stored.
  • failure to meet shipping guidelines.
Additional Information N/A