Mycotoxins are a group of naturally occurring toxins produced by moulds or fungi in grain while in the field or during storage. Typically triggered by weather extremes, these toxins can impair human health and cause economic losses in livestock. One mycotoxin, aflatoxin, is considered the most potent carcinogen and is strictly regulated by the FDA and EU legislative limits.
Neogen® offers the most comprehensive range of mycotoxin test kits to detect aflatoxin, as well as aflatoxin M1, deoxynivalenol (DON), fumonisin, ochratoxin, T-2/HT-2, and zearalenone. Our tests are available in various formats, provide results in minutes and only require a minimal amount of training and equipment. In addition, Neogen’s MAX ranges use aqueous extraction to eliminate the need for harsh chemicals in your processes
Monitoring for the presence and prevalence of mycotoxins is typically conducted at the point of grain receipt, during storage and prior to shipment. A strong screening programme at the point of receipt can help the manager determine whether to accept the cargo, decline it or route it to a certain production type depending on mycotoxin levels.
Neogen's testing solutions for mycotoxins include:
Lateral Flow Tests
Reveal Q+ MAX and Reveal Q+ are easy-to-use, quantitative lateral flow test kits that screen samples against set thresholds. For qualitative results, Neogen offers Reveal and Reveal MAX. Through the use of the Raptor reader, the tests provide accurate sample results.
ELISA Microwell Tests
Veratox and Veratox MAX are quantitative ELISA 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).
The NeoColumn™ range offers an efficient way to clean and concentrate mycotoxins prior to analysis by ELISA or HPLC methods.
Contract Laboratory Services
Whether it is to validate new matrices, verify in-house results, or the need for an external testing partner, Neogen’s laboratory services for natural toxins are available for the analysis of a wide variety of matrices using ELISA and PCR methods, with flexible turnaround times.
In addition to mycotoxin test kits, Neogen also provides mycotoxin reference material (MRM) and proficiency testing programmes that allow customers to evaluate and validate their mycotoxin testing procedures.