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Mycotoxins by Solution Fluorimetry

Category Microbiology Laboratory
Test Mycotoxins by Solution Fluorimetry
Description

Mycotoxins are toxins produced by fungi under certain environmental conditions. These toxins have been shown to have detrimental effects on humans and other animals. Moisture, temperature, substrate type, and interactions with other microbes can all affect mycotoxin production.

 

Mycotoxins can appear in various food and animal feed as a result of fungal contamination; typically of stored grains. These toxins have also been found inside homes in the building material (wallboard, sheetrock) and in the air when certain fungi are present due to water damage.

 

At EMSL, mycotoxins are detected using VICAM’s proprietary antibody columns specific to one mycotoxin. The sample is extracted with solvent and isolated using the VICAM column. The mycotoxin is eluted and analyzed by fluorimetry. If sufficient levels of mycotoxin are found, the mycotoxin can be confirmed by HPLC with UV detection. If you require HPLC confirmation, please contact our laboratory.

 

 

Mycotoxin

Possible Source Organisms

Aflatoxin

  • Aspergillus flavus
  •  A. parasiticus

Deoxynivalenol (DON)

  • Fusarium graminearum

Fumonisin

  • Fusarium moniliforme
  • F. culmorum
  • F. avenaceum
  • F. nivale

Ochratoxin A

  • Aspergillus ochraceus
  • Penicillium verrucosum

Zearalenone

  • Fusarium culmorum
  • F. graminearum
  • F. oxysporum
  • F. roseum
  • F. moniliforme
  • F. avenaceum
  • F. equiseti
  • F. nivale

Trichothecenes

  • Stachybotrys chartarum
  • Trichoderma viridi

T-2

  • Fusarium moniliforme
  • F. equiseti
  • F. culmorum
  • F. solani
  • F. avenaceum
  • F. roseum
  • F. nivale

 

 

EMSL Analytical Code: M027

Turnaround time: 6-10 days

 

Sample retention time - 1 week