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Shellfish Toxin Testing

Neogen Europe Ltd. is able to provide Contract Laboratory Services for Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning (ASP), Diarrhetic Shellfish Poisoning (DSP) and Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning (PSP). Shellfish poisoning is caused by a group of toxins elaborated by planktonic algae (dinoflagellates, in most cases) upon which the shellfish feed. The toxins are accumulated and sometimes metabolized by the shellfish. In addition to shellfish toxin testing, Neogen Europe Ltd. has the resources to test for heavy metals and other toxins on request.

  Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning (ASP) Diarrhetic Shellfish Poisoning (DSP) Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning (PSP)
Toxin Measured Domoic Acid, Epidomic Acid Okadaic Acid, Dinophysis Toxins 1, 2, 3 Saxitoxin
Method HPLC-PDA LCMS-MS ELISA
Minimum Level Of Toxin Detected And Quantified 4mg/kg - 40mg/kg 25 μg/kg - 400 μg/kg 100 μg/kg - 800 μg/kg
EU Maximum Limit In Shellfish Flesh 20 mg/kg shellfish flesh Oas/DTXs/PTXs: 160 μg [OA eq.] /kg shellfish flesh 800 μg [STX eq.] /kg shellfish flesh 

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