MYCOTOXINS TEST KIT
27 Vials $98

Mycotoxins are produced by molds. One mold species may produce many different mycotoxins, and the same mycotoxin may be produced by several species.
Mycotoxins have the potential for both acute and chronic health effects via ingestion, skin contact, and inhalation. These toxins can enter the blood stream and the lymphatic system. They inhibit protein synthesis, damage macrophage systems, inhibit particle clearance of the lung, and increase sensitivity to bacterial endotoxin.
There is evidence that they can cause cancers, kidney damage, gastrointestinal disturbances, reproductive disorders and suppression of the immune system

MT 01 Aflatoxins
Produced by Aspergillus
Symptoms include anorexia, lethargy, muscle weakness, liver problems (haemorrhages, necrosis and cancer) and engorged kidneys.

MT 02 Alternariol
Produced by Alternaria
A toxic metabolite of the Alternaria fungi. Naturally occurs on fruits, vegetables, and cereals, such as apples, tomatoes, and wheat. Inhibited by light. Highly toxic. May be mutagenic.

MT 03 Altertoxin
Produced by Alternaria
MT 04 Brevianamide
Produced by Aspergillus sp. (particularly Aspergillus ustus); Penicillium sp.
Causes inflammatory response in lung cells.

MT 05 Chaetoglobosin A,B,C
Produced by Chaetomium, Penicillium discolor
Found in water-damaged houses and in air-conditioning systems.

MT 06 Citreoviridin
Produced by Aspergillus terreus, Penicillium toxicarium, Penicillium ochrosalmoneum
It is believed to be the cause of the acute cardiac Beri-Beri disease.

MT 07 Citrinin
Produced by Aspergillus carneus, Penicillium citrinum, Penicillium expansum, Penicillium verrucosum
Occurs mainly in stored grains, but also in other plant products such as beans, fruits, fruit and vegetable juices, herbs and spices, and also in spoiled dairy products; the cause of yellow rice disease in Japan. Has been shown to result in enlarged kidneys and livers in young broiler chicks.

MT 08 Cladosporic Acid
Produced by Cladosporium

MT 09 Cyclopiazonic Acid
Produced by Aspergillus flavus, Aspergillus versicolor, Penicillium camemberti, Penicillium commune, Penicillium griseofulvum, Penicillium palitans

MT 10 Cytochalasin
Produced by Aspergillus clavatus, Bioploaris, Phoma, Zygosporium
Inhibits cellular processes such as cell division,

MT 11 Diplodiatoxin
Produced by Diplodia

MT 12 Fumonisins
Produced by Fusarium moniliforme
Found in wheat and maize. Also to a lesser extent in rice, sorghum and navy beans. Implicated in oesophagal cancers.

MT 13 Gliotoxin
Produced by Penicillium, Aspergillus, Alternaria, Trichoderma, Gliocladium
Possesses immunosuppressive properties. May be implicated in autism.

MT 14 Ochratoxin A
Produced by Aspergillus niger, Aspergillus ochraceus, Penicillium verrucosum, Penicillin nordicum
Found as a contaminant of a wide range of commodities including beer, wine, grains and cereal products, dried vine fruit, coffee, grape juice, processed cereal based foods and baby foods. Most European pork has trace amounts of ochratoxin. May be a human carcinogen (particularly urinary tract cancers) and also kidney disorders.

MT 15 Ochratoxin Mix
Produced by Found as a contaminant of a wide range of commodities including beer, wine, grains and cereal products, dried vine fruit, coffee, grape juice, processed cereal based foods and baby foods. May be a human carcinogen.

MT 16 Patulin
Produced by Paecilomyces, Penicillin sp., Aspergillus sp.
Associated with a range of mouldy fruits and vegetables, in particular rotting apples (but not cider)and figs.

MT 17 Penicillic Acid
Produced by Aspergillus ochraceus, Penicillium aurantiocandidum, Penicillium brasilanum, Penicillium melanoconidium, Penicillium polonicum, Penicillium veridicatum
Toxic and carcinogenic.

MT 18 Roridin E
Produced by Stachybotrys chartarum
Found in water-damaged houses.

MT 19 Rubratoxin
Produced byPenicillium crateiforme
Found on cereal grains.

MT 20 Satratoxin G & H
Produced by Stachybotrys chartarum
Found in water-damaged houses; toxic to humans and animals. Possible symptoms are a rash that becomes a moist dermatitis, nosebleeds, chest pain, pulmonary haemorrhage, hyperthermia (raised temperature), headaches and fatigue.

MT 21 Sporidesmin
Produced by Bioploaris, Pithomyces chartarum
Facial eczema in animals.

MT 22 Sterigmatocystin
Produced byAspergillus nidulans, Chaetomium, Emericella nidulans, Bioploaris
Found in water-damaged buildings and some food. Found at significant frequency in urine and blood of patients with gastric or liver cancer; Helicobacter pylori facilitates Sterigmatocystin induced gastric cancer. Highly toxic and carcinogenic.

MT 23 Tenuazonic acid
Produced by Alternaria, Phoma
Found in grain and grain-based products, vegetables (particularly tomato products), fruits and fruit products, wine, beer, sunflower seeds and sunflower oil. It inhibits the protein synthesis machinery.

MT 24 Trichothecene
Produced by Myrothecium, Memnoniella, Phomopsis. Stachybotrys chartarum, Trichotheclum, Cylindrocorpon, Fusarium
Synthesised by around 300 fungal species, infecting the grain of developing cereals such as wheat and maize. Reduces immune response.

MT 25 Viriditoxin
Produced by Aspergillus brevipes, Aspergillus fumigatus, Aspergillus viridinutans, Paecilomyces
Inhibits cell division.

MT 26 Walleminol
Produced by Wallemia
Found on cereals, pulses, dried fruit, cakes, confectionary, conserves. Toxic for some animals.

MT 27 Zearalenone
Produced by Fusarium
Commonly found in maize but can be found also in other crops such as wheat, barley, sorghum and rye, particularly during cool, wet growing and harvest seasons. Has been found in bread. A naturally occurring oestrogen that is well recognised as causing hormonal effects in animals.