Ochratoxin is a mycotoxin produced by the fungus Aspergillus ochraceous and also by several species of Penicillium fungi. Ochratoxin has been known to cause kidney damage and decreased egg production in chickens. It is an immunosuppressant and is considered a potential carcinogen.
Ochra-V test strips use the proven sensitivity and selectivity of VICAM’s monoclonal antibodies to accurately detect and quantify ochratoxin A in wheat and coffee samples at levels as low as 2 ppb. The single dilution sample preparation procedure takes 7 minutes* to develop.
OchraTest is a quantitative method for the detection of ochratoxin A in a variety of commodities using a fluorometer or HPLC. The test requires no special skills and is rugged enough for field or laboratory use.
OchraTest WB is a quantitative method for the detection of ochratoxin A with fluorometer, LC and LC-MS/MS in a variety of commodities. Using wide bore immunoaffinity columns, OchraTest WB allows for a faster flow rate and is the ideal cleanup step for any HPLC.