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FumoniTest Biotechnology


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Fumonisins are mycotoxins produced by the fungus Fusarium moniliforme. Frequent, almost universal inhabitants of corn, fumonisin B1 and fumonisin B2 are present in most corn samples tested, often at greater than 1 ppm. Fumonisin is thought to cause equine leukoencephalomalacia in horses, swine pulmonary edema, and human esophageal cancer. T he FDA/USDA Working Group on Fumonisin advises levels of less than 4 ppm for products for human consumption, less than 5 ppm in horse feed, less than 20 ppm for swine feed and less than 30 ppm for cattle feed. The European Union has provided the following recommendations:

  • Maize-based breakfast cereal and snacks 0.8 ppm
  • Maize grits/flour/meal and refined maize semolina 1 ppm
  • Other maize-based foods for direct human consumption 1 ppm
  • Processed maize-based foods for infants and young children and baby food 0.2 ppm
  • Unprocessed maize not intended for wet milling 4 ppm

Using monoclonal antibody-based affinity chromatography, FumoniTest™ from VICAM is the trusted fumonisin test that produces precise numerical results. FumoniTest is safe and simple. It can be performed in less than 15 minutes and requires no special skills. FumoniTest is also ideal as the cleanup step for any HPLC analysis for precise results in parts per million. With FumoniTest you have the best of all worlds: sensitivity, simplicity, and speed—quick tests for parts per million levels. FumoniTest has a long shelf life. In fact, no other test comes close for speed, quantification, and economy.

  • Convenient – For use with fluorometer or HPLC
  • Comprehensive – Tests for fumonisins B1, B2, and B3
  • Durable – Has a long shelf life
  • Versatile – For use with a variety of samples
  • Quick – Less than 15 minutes to isolate toxin*
  • Wide Range – Detects levels as low as 0.016 ppm and as high as 10 ppm


Cultivating Success Through Science™
Extract Sample
  • Grind and weigh sample
  • Add methanol/water mixture
  • Filter
Dilute and Filter
  • Dilute extract
  • Filter
Absorb and Elute
  • Pass filtrate over OchraTest affinity column
  • Wash column with buffer and water
  • Elute ochratoxin and collect in cuvette
  • Add developers and place cuvette into a calibrated fluorometer, or
  • Inject eluate into HPLC
  • Determine fumonisin concentration


Order Information
Cat. No. Description
G8008 FumoniTest Basic Equipment Package 110V
G8009 FumoniTest Basic Equipment Package 220V
G1008 FumoniTest Columns (25 per box)
G1112 10x Concentrate of 0.1% Tween PBS (150 mL)
G1113 10x Concentrate of PBS (150 mL)
G1124 Noniodized Sodium Chloride (Salt, NaCl)
G2005 Microfiber Filters, 1.0 μm, 9 cm (100)
G4031 Micro-pipettor, 20 μL
G4033 Micro-pipettor, 1 mL
G5003 FumoniTest Developer A HPLC (5 mL)
G5004 FumoniTest Developer B HPLC/ Fluorometer (500 μL)
G5005 FumoniTest Developer A Fluorometer (15 mL)
FLSEREX Series 4-EX Fluorometer™
20050 Graduated Cylinder, 50 mL
20100 Digital Scale with AC Adapter
20200 Commercial Blender with Stainless Steel Container
20250 Graduated Cylinder, 250 mL
20501 500 mL Bottle Dispenser for Methanol, (0-3 mL range)
20652 Disposable Plastic Pipets (50 per pack)




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