Neogen’s rapid tests for ochratoxin can provide fully quantitative results for a wide variety of grain, coffee and dried fruit samples in the range of 2 to 25 ppb.
Ochratoxin, commonly produced by the molds Aspergillus ochraceus and Penicillium viridicatum, can be found in corn, barley, green coffee and various dried fruits. Ochratoxin may be present in conjunction with aflatoxin, one of the most potent naturally-occurring carcinogens. In fact, ochratoxin is a suspected carcinogen. Ochratoxin affects kidneys in animals exposed to naturally-occurring levels of this mycotoxin. Turkeys and other poultry exhibited lower productivity levels during field outbreaks of ochratoxicosis. Symptoms included retarded growth and decreased feed conversion. It has also been known to affect egg production in laying hens. Although there has been no advisory or regulatory level for ochratoxin issued by the FDA, many agree that levels between 10-20 ppb for commodities destined for human or animal consumption may cause health problems and economic losses. Some foreign markets have set regulation limits ranging from 5 to 50 ppb.
Neogen’s NeoColumn™ for Ochratoxin are immunoaffinity columns that efficiently clean and concentrate the toxins prior to analysis by HPLC or Neogen’s Veratox test kits.
Neogen’s Reveal® Q+ (quantitative) lateral flow kits for ochratoxin are extremely easy-to-use and offer rapid and accurate results in minutes.
Neogen's Reveal Q+ MAX for Ochratoxin kits are quantitative lateral flow tests that use a water-based extraction. The kit utilizes the MAX common extraction allowing users to process one sample extract and test any of six mycotoxins. The test's aqueous extraction eliminates the need for hazardous materials and its innovative technology yields precise, accurate, and reproducible results.
Neogen’s Veratox® for Ochratoxin 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).