Exposed to Mycotoxins?

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Aside from the risk of allergic reactions, mold can produce mycotoxins - some of which are known to have serious health effects. Our advanced LC/MS technology detects these toxins, even at extremely low levels, ensuring safety and providing peace of mind.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are Mycotoxins?

Mycotoxins are secondary metabolites that are produced by various mold species. They may serve as a mechanism to deter other molds or bacteria from encroaching upon their territory and resources. Some mycotoxins are carcinogenic, can cause liver and kidney toxicity, and some may cause neurological damage in humans.

What is LC/MS Technology?

Liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC/MS) is an analytical technique used for separation, identification, and quantification of compounds and chemical properties of different molecules.

Why LC/MS over ELISA?

LC/MS provides greater sensitivity and increased selectivity in the identification of compounds. Mass Spectrometry is considered the gold standard in the application of forensic toxicology and more. Typical implementation of ELISA in detection of Mycotoxins does not identify the individual compounds,but rather the mycotoxins by groups. LC/MS identifies exact compounds based upon their mass-to-charge ratio.

How Do I Collect Samples and Where Do I Get Supplies?

Contact Hayes Microbial for specific easy to follow collection protocols and supplies.

How Fast Should I Expect Results?

You will have a full detailed report within 5 days of samples being submitted.

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