Deoxynivalenol (DON) is also known as vomitoxin because of its impact on livestock through interference with animal growth and acceptance of feed. DON has been implicated in moldy corn toxicosis of swine. DON is often present with other mycotoxins and has been isolated from grains and feeds throughout the world at levels as high as 92 ppm. Because of concerns about DON, the United States FDA has instituted advisory levels of 1 ppm for wheat products for human consumption, 5 ppm for grain products for most animal feeds and 10 ppm for grain products for cattle feed. The European Community has regulations for DON levels that range from less than 0.2 ppm in processed cereal based foods for infants and young children to less than 1.75 ppm for unprocessed wheat.
DONCheck is a simple qualitative test for the detection of the trichothecene mycotoxin deoxynivalenol (DON) in grain samples. DONCheck Test Strips provide fast, accurate, on-the-spot results with no special training or expensive equipment required.
DONtest HPLC is a quantitative method for customers in the food processing industry who need to test samples for the presence of DON (also known as deoxynivalenol or vomitoxin) in parts per million (ppm) levels.
DONtest WB is an HPLC test for the detection of DON at parts per million (ppm) levels using wide bore immunoaffinity columns —the method is simple, accurate and reproducible. With a total volume of 3 mL, DONtest WB allows for a faster flow rate and is the ideal cleanup step for any HPLC.
DON-V strip tests detect and measure total DON in grain and feed at levels as low as 0.20 ppm. The single-dilution sample preparation procedure saves time and materials, and the test takes less than 5 minutes* to complete.
Monoclonal antibodies enable the DON-NIV WB immunoaffinity column to isolate DON and NIV simultaneously from a single sample extract. Its 3 mL, wide-bore construction delivers flow-through speed to this powerful sample preparation column.