Neogen® provides contract laboratory services for food allergens, speciation, norovirus, shellfish toxins, Mycotoxins and GMOs.

A variety of techniques are available to suit testing requirements and timescales, including qualitative and quantitative PCR analysis, ELISA, HPLC and LCMS. Our continual investment in new technologies ensures our range of UKAS accredited testing addresses existing and emerging requirements, for a fill list of our accredited tests please refer to our schedule.

All of our food and feed testing services are carried out by highly trained scientific analysts using sophisticated state-of-the-art equipment.

Ordering your tests and getting samples to Neogen is a quick and easy process. All results are confidential and services are subject to extensive quality control and regular quality assurance.

Allergen Food Testing

Allergen testing is available for the analysis of a wide variety of food matrices, CIP rinse waters and environmental swabs using both ELISA and PCR methods. Our comprehensive range of products and services can help you to control and manage allergens within your manufacturing facility.

Quantitative ELISA Analysis

  • Almond
  • Crustacea
  • Egg
  • Gluten
  • Hazelnut
  • Mustard
  • Peanut
  • Sesame
  • Soya
  • Total Milk / Casein / BLG
  • Walnut

Qualitative PCR Analysis

  • Celery

Environmental Swabbing Kit

We recommend that you contact a Neogen technical representative prior to performing environmental sampling to ensure the appropriate swabs are used for your testing needs.

GMO Testing

We provide screening, identification, threshold and quantitative tests for the analysis of GMOs in food and animal feed. By using the latest PCR analysis techniques we can determine the presence or absence of specific genes found in GMOs.

GMO Varieties

  • Canola
  • Cotton
  • Maize
  • Potato
  • Rice
  • Soy

Marine Biotoxin Testing

Neogen provides contract laboratory services for Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning (ASP), Diarrhetic Shellfish Poisoning (DSP) and Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning (PSP). Shellfish poisoning is caused by a group of toxins elaborated by planktonic algae (dinoflagellates, in most cases) upon which the shellfish feed. The toxins are accumulated and sometimes metabolised by the shellfish.

Toxin MeasuredMethodMinimum Level Of Toxin
Detected And Quantified
EU Maximum Limit
In Shellfish Flesh
Domoic Acid, Epidomic Acid HPLC-PDA 4 mg/kg - 40 mg/kg 20 mg/kg
Okadaic Acid, Dinophysis Toxins 1, 2, 3 LCMS-MS 25 μg/kg - 400 μg/kg OAs/DTXs/PTXs: 160 μg [OA eq.] /kg
Saxitoxin ELISA 100 μg/kg - 800 μg/kg 800 μg [STX eq.] /kg

Mycotoxin Testing

Competitive Direct Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay (CD-ELISA) methods are available for a comprehensive range of sample matrices for the detection of mycotoxins.

Quantitative ELISA Analysis

  • Aflatoxin
  • DON
  • Fumonisin
  • Ochratoxin
  • T-2/HT-2
  • Zearalenone

Norovirus Testing

Shellfish are amongst the food groups that are most often associated with Norovirus, which can account for up to 50% of all foodborne outbreaks of gastroenteritis. Neogen’s contract laboratory is able to perform real time RT-PCR testing.

Speciation Analysis

Speciation testing is carried out using qualitative and quantitative PCR-based techniques to identify a range of animal species in raw or cooked products across a wide variety of food and feed matrices.

Quantitative and Qualitative PCR DNA Analysis

  • Chicken
  • Cow
  • Goat
  • Horse
  • Pig
  • Rabbit
  • Sheep
  • Turkey

Please contact us to find out more about our range of fish speciation testing

Sample Submission

Neogen require a sample submission form to be completed and new customers will be required to complete an account
application form.

*Same Day Analysis: Please Tel: 01292 525 680 or email prior to submitting samples. Samples should arrive before 10:30am to guarantee same day express. For other testing timescales, samples should arrive before 10:30am for the date of sample receipt to be considered as day one of analysis.

Sample Size: Minimum sample weight is dictated by the type of tests required. Samples should be of sufficient number for the test to be representative of the batch they were sampled from. Shellfish samples must be delivered fresh on ice or frozen.

Sample Address: Contract Laboratory Services, The Dairy School, Auchincruive, Ayr, KA6 5HU, Scotland, UK