Symmetric Ochratoxin Wine
Catalog number: S6224/6248
Symmetric Ochratoxin Wine is an innovative Lateral Flow test for the quantitative determination of Ochratoxin in all types of wine and must. Visual detection option is also available.
Ochratoxins are a group of mycotoxins produced by some Aspergillus species (mainly A. ochraceus, but also by 33% of A. niger industrial strains) and some Penicillium species, especially P. verrucosum and P. carbonarius. Ochratoxin A (OTA) is the most prevalent and relevant fungal toxin of this group, while ochratoxins B and C are of lesser importance.
OTA is a potent nephrotoxin and causes both acute and chronic effects in the kidneys of all mammalian species tested. It is also genotoxic (damages DNA) and teratogenic (damages the foetus) and is considered a probable carcinogen, causing renal carcinoma and other cancers in a number of animal species.
Most controlling government agencies worldwide have regulations regarding the amount of aflatoxins allowable in human and animal foodstuffs. Therefore, the accurate and rapid determination of Ochratoxin presence in commodities is quite important.
Lateral flow characteristics:
■ Lateral flow in dip stick format available in 24 and 48 test sticks
■ Limit of detection (LOD): 0.2 ppb
■ Range of quantification: 0.35-5 ppb
■ Low procedure time: 5 min
■ Highly accurate results
■ Visual detection option for samples above 2 ppb
■ Suitable for all types of wine and must
■ Shelf Life: 12 months | Storage 2-8 °C