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Usage: To detect adulteration in urine by the semi-quantitative determination of proteolytic active agents
in urine. This assay is not for use in diagnosing disease or illness to effect treatment, and/or cure; it is
For Forensic / Toxicology use only. Proteolytic active agents can include but not be limited to certain
meat tenderizers, papain and bromelain.
Method: Colorimetric : Endpoint.
Principle: When proteolytic active agent is present in a urine sample, it reacts with the proprietary
proteolytic indicator reagent containing activators, bacterial inhibitors and other ingredients that form a
color complex, readable at 540 nm.
Storage and Stability: Store at 2-10° C. The reagent is stable until expiration date on the container.
Specimen Collection & Preparation: The Proteolytic reagent may be used on any freshly voided urine
specimen or urine collected under special conditions, such as first-morning specimens and post-prandial
urine. The urine, collected in a clean container, should be tested as soon as possible (do not centrifuge
or use preservatives). If testing cannot be performed within one hour after collection, the specimen
should be refrigerated at 2-10° C immediately and returned to room temperature before testing. Mix
specimen thoroughly before testing.
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