Application Note: Determination of Mycotoxin Residues by LC-MS/MS Featuring Two Alternate Sample Extraction Procedures
21 April 2016

Mycotoxins are toxic natural secondary metabolites and are produced by many species of fungi, while over 300 mycotoxins have been identified only a few of these pose a significant food or animal feed safety risk. They are still of concern however as they cannot be destroyed during food processing and heat treatment, therefore it is important that food can be analyzed to detect their presence. This application note describes a method to detect mycotoxins using LC-MS/MS with two different sample preparation steps.