The analytical services division of Micotox Ltd. offers high quality mycotoxin testing in foodstuffs and complete foods and feeds for the human food and animal feed industries. Our analytical methodologies are based on high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) official methods, which provide highly accurate and reliable results. The ultimate goal of Micotox laboratory is to completely satisfy the analytical needs of our customers.

Analytical Services


Aflatoxins B1, B2, G1 y G2 in corn, cereal grains, peanuts and almonds by HPLC (Colombian standard NTC 1232, AOAC Official Method 994.08)

Aflatoxin M1 in liquid and powdered milk by HPLC (ISO Standard 14501)

Deoxynivalenol (DON) in cereal grains by HPLC (AOAC Official Method PVM 2:1997)

Zearalenone in cereal grains by HPLC (Colombian Standard NTC 4881)

Ochratoxin A in cereal grains by HPLC (AOAC Official Methods 973.37 and 991.44)

Ochratoxin A in green/roasted/soluble coffee by HPLC (AOAC Official Method)

Type-A trichothecenes in feeds and feedstuffs by TLC (T-2 toxin, HT-2 toxin, DAS, and Neosolaniol)

Fumonisins B1 and B2 in corn and corn-derived products by HPLC (AOAC Official Method 995.15)

Analysis of three toxins: Aflatoxin B1, Zearalenone and DON by TLC (fast semi-quantitative screening)

Sample submission recommendations


Minimum sample amount suggested*

Cacao beans

5.0 kg

Corn kernels, green and roasted coffee beans

2.5 kg

Sorghum, wheat, barley, oat, rice and grains of similar size

1.5 kg

Complete feeds, ground meals (e.g. soybean meal), ground coffee

1.0 kg

Extruded or peleted feed

0.5 kg

Liquid samples

300 ml

* It is recommmended that the submitted sample represents at least 10 to 12 different sampling spots of the lot being evaluated for mycotoxins.

It is recommended to send the samples in paper bags and to submit all the information requested in the format provided by Micotox Ltda.

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