RIDASCREEN®FAST Ochratoxin A is a competitive enzyme immunoassay for the quantitative analysis of ochratoxin A in corn, wheat, barley, oats (grains) and feed.
The mycotoxin ochratoxin A is formed by fungi of the species Aspergillus and Penicillium. Apart from a marked nephrotoxicity, ochratoxin A displays hepatotoxic, teratogenic, carcinogenic and immunosuppressive properties. There is a risk to human health not only through the intake of contaminated foods of plant-based origin, but also through foods of animal origin. Ochratoxin A has been detected in pig blood and kidneys, as well as in human blood and mother`s milk.
- Fast Only 8 minutes incubation time.
- Safe Water-based extraction solution free of organic solvent.
- Compliant All detection limits below EU maximum levels (ML) and guidance level.
|Test format||Microtiter plate with 48 wells (6 strips with 8 wells each)|
|Sample preparation||Extraction, centrifugation, dilution.|
|Incubation time||8 min|
|LOD (Detection limit)||Corn 1.3 μg/kg (ppb), wheat 1.5 μg/kg, barley 1.5 μg/kg, oats 2.0 μg/kg, feed 2.8 μg/kg|
|Validated matrices||Corn, wheat, barley, oats (grains) and feed.|
|Detection range||1 – 100 µg/kg|
|Detected analyte||Ochratoxin A in corn, wheat, barley, oats (grains) and feed.|
|Evaluation||Microtiter plate spectrophotometer (450 nm)|