ifp Institut für Produktqualität offers a comprehensive range of mycotoxin analyses. The sample is homogenized, extracted, and subsequently purified using immunoaffinity columns (IAC) with specific antibodies.

Specific monoclonal antibodies are coupled to the gel bed of the columns. These bind the mycotoxins with high affinity and they are then eluted with a solvent. The result is a high-purity extract. Separation is then performed with high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) and fluorescence or UV detectors or mass spectrometry.

ifp offers the following parameters for mycotoxin analysis:

ifp  mycotoxin range

  • Aflatoxin B1, B2, G1, G2 (AFB)*
  • Aflatoxin M1 (AFM)*
  • Ochratoxin A (OTA)*
  • 15-Acetyl-deoxynivalenol (15 Ac-DON)**
  • 3-Acetyl-deoxynivalenol (3 Ac-DON)**
  • Deoxynivalenol (DON)**
  • Diacetoxyscirpenol (DAS)**
  • Fusarenon X**
  • Zearalenone (ZEA)**
  • Fumonisin B1, B2**
  • T2- und HT2-Toxin**
  • Patulin***
  • Nivalenol (NIV)**

*HPLC = high-performance liquid chromatography / FLD = fluorescence detection
**LC-MS/MS = liquid chromatography / tandem quadrupole
***HPLC = high-performance liquid chromatography / DAD = UV detection with diode array