Mycotoxin Screening

Mycotoxin Screening : Canada

Aflatoxins are a variety of mycotoxins produced by Aspergillus parasiticus and Aspergillus flavus that suppress the immune system, mutate DNA, cause liver cancer (Technical name – hepatocarcinoma), and can cross the placenta to exert harmful effects upon a fetus. Aflatoxins are Level 1 carcinogens. They are compounds which are known to be carcinogenic in humans, and it is the most toxic classification a molecule can have.

Another class of mycotoxins found in Cannabis, called ochratoxins, have similar carcinogenic and mutagenic profiles to aflatoxins. Ochratoxin A is produced by Penicillum verucosum and Aspergillus ochraceus. These fungal products are deemed mutagenic (and therefore carcinogenic) due to their ability to break DNA strands and inhibit DNA repair mechanisms.

We offer service to detect following mycotoxins at the

Instrumentation: HPLC and UV Detector
Sample Matrices: Fresh or dried cannabis, Cannabis oil products
Reporting Limit: Total Aflatoxins (B1+B2+G1+G2) < 20 µg/kg (ppb) and individual < 5 µg/kg (ppb  

Mycotoxin Screening : Canada

Aflatoxins are a variety of mycotoxins produced by Aspergillus parasiticus and Aspergillus flavus that suppress the immune system, mutate DNA, cause liver cancer (Technical name – hepatocarcinoma), and can cross the placenta to exert harmful effects upon a fetus. Aflatoxins are Level 1 carcinogens. They are compounds which are known to be carcinogenic in humans, and it is the most toxic classification a molecule can have.

Another class of mycotoxins found in Cannabis, called ochratoxins, have similar carcinogenic and mutagenic profiles to aflatoxins. Ochratoxin A is produced by Penicillum verucosum and Aspergillus ochraceus. These fungal products are deemed mutagenic (and therefore carcinogenic) due to their ability to break DNA strands and inhibit DNA repair mechanisms.

We offer service to detect following mycotoxins at the

Instrumentation: HPLC and UV Detector
Sample Matrices: Fresh or dried cannabis, Cannabis oil products
Reporting Limit: Total Aflatoxins (B1+B2+G1+G2) < 20 µg/kg (ppb) and individual < 5 µg/kg (ppb  

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