|Assay Time||Limit of Detection (Sensitivity)||Sample Types|
|45 mins||Urine 0.2 ppb
Serum 0.2 ppb
Tissue 0.2 ppb
Clenbuterol belongs to the Beta-agonist class of drugs which are growth hormones used in cattle and swine production. When animals consume feed, they partition the extra energy into fat cells. When cattle and swine are given beta agonists, they partition the extra energy into muscle instead of fat. Beta agonists are a bronchodilator medicine that opens the airways by relaxing the muscles around the airways that may tighten during an asthma attack or in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Beta-agonists can be administered by inhalers or orally. Beta-agonists promote heavier, leaner carcasses, providing less expensive meat and healthier choices. The side effects of beta agonists include anxiety, tremor, palpitations or fast heart rate, and low blood potassium.