Charm Sciences, Inc. has released the first lateral
flow quantitative test for T-2 and HT-2 toxins.
For use in the
grain industry, the new ROSA® (Rapid One Step Assay) follows the same
format that other Charm Mycotoxin tests use, as
follows: Add the sample extract to the ROSA T2-HT2 test trip,
incubate and count in the ROSA–M reader. Results are available in two
ranges: 0-250 ppb, and 0 -2.5 ppm.
The Charm ROSA
T2–HT2 provides a long-sought tool to rapidly and accurately detect T-2 and
HT-2 toxins that adversely affect animal and human health. T-2 and
HT-2 are trichothecene toxins generated by
several Fusarium species (e.g., F. sporothrichioldes) in corn, wheat, barley, rye and
oats. These toxins are known to cause feed refusal, edema, vomiting, immunosupression and gastrointestinal inflammation in
animals, and alimentary toxic aleukia in humans.
In addition to
the ROSA T2-HT2 test, the following ROSA mycotoxin tests are available.
- 3 minute quantitative test for aflatoxin in corn
- 3 minute qualitative test for DON in wheat and
- 10 minute quantitative tests for aflatoxin, DON, fumonisin,
ochratoxin and zearalenone
in multiple commodities.
About Charm Sciences, Inc.
Charm Sciences is the world leader in food and feed safety diagnostic
tests. Charm Science continues its 30 year history of providing
unique food safety solutions to maximize brand protection, quality and
value to the manufacturer and the consumer. Introduced in 1999, Charm’s ROSA lateral flow tests are the leading residue
diagnostic tests employed by the food industry worldwide.
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