Neogen’s rapid tests for deoxynivalenol (a.k.a., DON and vomitoxin) can screen a wide variety of grain and grain product samples at 1 ppm, or provide fully quantitative results in the range of 25 to 250 ppb (high sensitivity test), or 0.25 to 5 ppm.
Deoxynivalenol (DON) is most commonly produced by the pink mold Fusarium graminearum. DON, a member of the trichothecene family, is produced by fungi living on cereal commodities such as wheat, corn, barley and ensilages. The toxicological effects attributed to DON include: nausea (vomiting), feed refusal, gastroenteritis, diarrhea, immuno-suppression and blood disorders. Neogen provides several DON (Vomitoxin) testing products.
Neogen’s Agri-Screen® natural toxin kits are screening tests that compare up to five samples at a time against a known level of toxin. The tests provide visible results that clearly show whether a sample contains more or less of a toxin than the control provided.
Neogen’s NeoColumn™ for aflatoxin, DON, ochratoxin, T-2/HT-2 and zearalenone are immunoaffinity columns that efficiently clean and concentrate the toxins prior to analysis by HPLC or Neogen’s Veratox test kits. The Aflatoxin DR column also can be read with a fluorometric reader.
Neogen’s Reveal® Q+ (quantitative) screening kits for aflatoxin, DON, fumonisin, ochratoxin, T-2/HT-2 and zearalenone are extremely easy-to-use and interpret test strips that screen samples against set thresholds.
Neogen’s Veratox® kits are quantitative tests that compare up to 19 samples at a time against test controls. Through the use of a microwell reader, the tests provide accurate sample results in parts per million (ppm) or parts per billion (ppb).