Measuring services

Detection of Fusarium and other toxins by flow cytometry and ELISA method

During the storage and use of cereals, feed and food products processed from cereals, it is becoming increasingly important, in addition to quality indicators, to measure the content of fusarium toxins of cereals. It generally does not pose difficulties for accredited agricultural laboratories to conduct the measurement, but in order to meet the growing needs, it may be advisable to request specialized laboratory services to examine the toxin content. The Flow Cytometric R&D Laboratory of Soft Flow Hungary Ltd., located in Pecs, is readily available for agricultural laboratories, production and trading organizations to help save cost and time with its monoplex or multiplex (2-6 toxins) assembled at will measurements. Worldwide, only Soft Flow Hungary Ltd. is capable of the simultaneous measurement of up to 6 different mycotoxins especially important in terms of food safety.


We are able to perform measurements of cereal or cereal derivatives (maize, wheat, barley, oats and their derivatives).


Test reports are sent electronically to the customer within two working days of the measurement day.


The following prices include:


  • Sample preparation
  • Reagents
  • Parallel measurement
  • Report preparation

Measuring procedure

The results, in the case of both procedures, are accurate, quantitative concentration values.


1. Flow cytometry

  • Multiplex microbead technology
  • Simultaneous measurement of up to 6 toxins
  • A short incubation period
  • Fast measurement, high accuracy
  • Cost-effectiveness
  • Developed by Soft Flow

2. ELISA

  • Self-developed reagents (antibodies)
  • A short incubation period
  • 96-well streptavidin plate

3. Available toxins

  • Dezoxinivalenol (DON)
  • Aflatoxin B1
  • Fumonisin B1
  • Ochratoxin A
  • T-2 Toxin
  • Tearalenone

4. Wide Range of Measuremets

  • The maximum permissible concentration falls in the middle of the measuring range

5. Hungarian Development

  • During the measurements we use domestically developed reagents