Rapid tests for ochratoxin from Neogen® 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 moulds 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. Other markets outside of the USA 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) screening kits for ochratoxin are extremely easy-to-use and interpret test strips that screen samples against set thresholds.
Neogen's Reveal Q+ MAX for Ochratoxin kits are quantitative tests that use a water-based extraction to detect mycotoxins. The tests are extremely easy-to-use and interpret test strips that screen samples against set thresholds.
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).