US based EnviroLogix Inc. has commercialized TotalTox™ testing kits, the fastest and easiest to use on-site testing solution for mycotoxins in grain and grain co-products.
TotalTox™ tests were developed to help buyers of grain (grain elevators, corn mills, feed mills, ethanol plants et al.) improve their mycotoxin risk management capabilities, while simultaneously increasing their mycotoxin testing operational efficiency.
TotalTox™ mycotoxin tests for aflatoxin, DON (vomitoxin), fumonisin and zearalenone are currently available as single strip kits or in a comb format.
TotalTox™ tests enhance the benefits of the QuickScan™ system. By testing for multiple mycotoxins and utilizing the trend analysis functions unique to the QuickScan™ system, one can make data informed decisions on what toxins to test for based on regional risks and what suppliers to closely monitor based on historical delivery quality.
Bill Welch, EnviroLogix CEO said, “TotalTox™ offers a combination of accuracy, speed, and protocol simplicity for testing multiple mycotoxins that is truly a breakthrough compared to market alternatives. Since the TotalTox™ tests for aflatoxin, DON, fumonisin, and zearalenone share the same protocol for corn testing, screening for multiple mycotoxins is quick and minimizes chances for operator error. By creating a single testing device (a comb) out of the individual strips, the benefit of a common and simple protocol is amplified, resulting in a faster time to result and a user-friendly experience. The tests are read on the QuickScan™ system all at once; results are captured in data logs and PDF reports providing source traceability.”