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Neogen launches water-based aflatoxin test

Neogen has developed the first quantitative microwell test for total aflatoxin that uses only a water-based solution for extraction, which completely eliminates the need for methanol and ethanol in the extraction process.

Neogen's new Veratox® for Total Aflatoxin can deliver precise results ranging from 5 to 300 parts per billion (ppb) of aflatoxin after only 10 minutes. The ELISA microwell test detects the four principle types of aflatoxin, B1, B2, G1 and G2, with superior cross-reactivity when compared to other available aflatoxin tests.

 

Also read: Labs wanted for aflatoxin proficiency testing programme

 

The company also offers a water-based aflatoxin test in a simple test strip format, Reveal® Q+ for Aflatoxin Green, to deliver precise quantitative results ranging from 2 to 150 ppb of aflatoxin after only six minutes.

 

Read also: Aflatoxins: Major concern for the dairy industry

 

Aflatoxin is considered by many to be the most potent, naturally-occurring carcinogen. The toxin is a by-product of mould growth in a wide range of commodities, including corn.

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