Rapid tests for aflatoxin from Neogen® can screen a wide variety of grain, grain product and nut samples for total aflatoxins (i.e., B1, B2, G1, G2) at 20 ppb, or provide fully quantitative results in the range of 1 to 150 ppb.
Aflatoxin is a toxic and carcinogenic substance produced by certain strains of the molds Aspergillus flavus and A. parasiticus. There are four principle types of aflatoxin in grain and nuts: B1, B2, G1 and G2. Aflatoxin B1 is the most frequently encountered of the group and the most toxic. The commodities most affected by aflatoxin are corn, peanuts, cottonseed, milo, and the majority of tree nuts. When cows consume grain containing aflatoxin, they create a metabolite that is found in their milk, Aflatoxin M1. Neogen offers several aflatoxin testing products for all four principle types.
- 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.
- NeoColumn™ for aflatoxin 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.
- Reveal® for Aflatoxin screening kits are extremely easy-to-use and interpret test strips that screen samples against set thresholds.
- Reveal® MAX for Aflatoxin screening kits utilize a water based of extraction for quick and simple screening of samples against set thresholds
- Reveal Q+ (quantitative) kits for aflatoxin are extremely easy-to-use and offer rapid and accurate results in minutes.
- Reveal Q+ MAX tests feature a common water based extraction that enables users to test for 6 mycotoxin from the same prepared sample. The Reveal Q+ tests are fully quantitative later flow tests offering simple and accurate results in only minutes.
- Veratox® for Total Aflatoxin 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).
- Proficiency Testing Programs and Mycotoxin Reference Materials provide a robust and easy to use tool for monitoring and gauging competency regarding the use of in-house food safety diagnostic methods.