Rapid Test Kit Evaluation Program (TKE)
Since the early 1990’s GIPSA has responded to the need for fast, reliable testing for mycotoxins in grains and oilseeds. Since the program’s inception the needs of the industry have changed and the expansion of testing to include additional mycotoxins as well as biotechnology-derived traits in grains and oilseeds was warranted. Currently the program certifies rapid test kits for the quantitative determination of aflatoxin, deoxynivalenol, fumonisin, ochratoxin, zearalenone, and qualitative determination of numerous biotechnology derived traits.
Criteria and Specifications
Biotech Rapid Test Kits
FGIS's Test Kit Verification Program meets the grain industry's demand for accurate and reliable quantitative biotechnology event testing. Under the program, test kit manufacturers can submit their product for GIPSA verification of performance claims for quantitative rapid tests to detect the presence of biotechnology events in grain and oilseeds, and receive a Certificate of Performance for test kits meeting these claims.
FGIS Approved Rapid Test Kits
- FGIS Performance Verified Mycotoxin Rapid Test Kits (updated 4/13/2018) (PDF; 469Kb)
- GIPSA Performance Verified Biotech Rapid Test Kits (updated 07/21/2016) (PDF; 43Kb)
Additional Information and Resources
For additional information regarding Biotech Rapid Test Kits please contact Ramaswamy.Mani@ams.usda.gov
For additional information regarding Mycotoxin Rapid Test Kits please contact Ajit.K.Ghosh@ams.usda.gov