AYR, Scotland, 16 January, 2012 — Neogen Europe Ltd. has developed a range of simple tests to detect precise amounts of Mycotoxins in grain and feed samples.
Neogen’s new Reveal® Q+ testing products combine the speed and simplicity of a lateral flow test with the fully quantitative precision of a more demanding testing method. All a tester has to do is place a Reveal Q+ test strip in a room temperature extracted sample, and then read the strip to receive precise results.
The new products include:
• Reveal Q+ for Aflatoxin can deliver precise results of 2.5 to 100 parts per billion (ppb) of Aflatoxin after only 6 minutes.
• Reveal Q+ for DON delivers precise results ranging from 0.3 to 6 parts per million (ppm) of DON after only 3 minutes, following an extraction procedure that requires only water.
• Reveal Q+ for Zearalenone delivers precise results ranging from 50 to 1200 ppb of Zearalenone in corn, or 25-1200 ppb of the Mycotoxins in wheat after only 6 minutes.
“Our Reveal Q+ products are the easiest Mycotoxins tests available that provide rapid, fully quantitative test results,” said Neogen’s Dr. Steve Chambers, Sales & Marketing Director. “This innovative technology yields more accurate and reproducible results than other Mycotoxins testing methods. The new Reveal Q+ products add to Neogen’s unmatched range of simple and accurate lateral flow, microwell, and immunoaffinity column mycotoxin testing options — all of which are backed by the best technical and R&D support in the industry.”
Reveal Q+ products offer both room temperature incubation of the test strip and storage of the test kit — eliminating the need for an incubator and refrigeration space. The tests require only minimal equipment to achieve precise results, and aflatoxin and Zearalenone tests use a simple, low-cost ethanol extraction process. Ethanol is the preferred extraction solvent of many major grain handlers.
Neogen’s AccuScan® III reader provides an easy method to objectively read, store, and analyze results from Neogen’s line of lateral flow tests. AccuScan provides a permanent result that can be incorporated into a company’s food safety plan, such as HACCP.