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The Pocket Diagnostic® Ochratoxin A Rapid Test is a cost-effective competitive lateral flow immunoassay that can be used in multiple testing scenarios for the qualitative screening of Ochratoxin A (OTA) at a detection limit of 50 ppb.


The Pocket Diagnostic® Ochratoxin A Rapid Test can be used to test grains when screening for the presence of OTA.

Cut-off = 50 ppb.

Kit options and prices

Box of 10 rapid tests £65.00
Box of 20 rapid tests £120.00
Box of 40 rapid tests £220.00


Kit contents

  • 10, 20 or 40 tests per pack
  • Diluent bottle
  • Instructions for use

Additional equipment required but not provided

  • Test tubes
  • Pipette
  • Balance
Please read the instructions before using the rapid tests for the detection of Ochratoxin A.

Advantages of using rapid tests

The advantages of using Pocket Diagnostic® Ochratoxin A Rapid Test:

  • Cost-effective screening tool
  • Results are produced in minutes
  • Simple step-by-step lateral flow testing format
  • Rapid and accurate results
  • Minimal training required
  • Compliant with EU cut-off levels
  • No cross-reaction with Deoxynivalenol, Zearalenone, T2/HT2, Fumonisin or Aflatoxin.

Interpretation of results

Interpretation of results


The Test Line (T) is lighter in colour than the Control Line (C) or there is no Test Line. 


The Test Line (T) is the same density of colour as, or darker than the Control Line (C).


An invalid result is likely to occur if there has been an insufficient volume of sample added to the sample well or the test procedure has not been followed correctly. In the event of an invalid result follow the test procedure again with a new rapid test. If invalid results continue after two further attempts contact your supplier.

About Ochratoxin A

Ochratoxin A, or OTA, is a nephrotoxin that can cause acute and chronic conditions in the kidneys of humans and other mammals, as well as have effects on fetal development and the immune system.

OTA is produced by several fungi, including those from the genera Penicillium and Aspergillus and they contaminate a variety of food commodities throughout the world.

Ochratoxin A is known to manifest itself mainly during storage. The growth of OTA can occur as a result of damage to the foodstuffs caused by equipment, physical interactions or insects. The damage caused provides a platform for the fungus to grow and therefore the toxin to be omitted.

Quotation requests and order information

To learn about the different ordering options available, please visit our ordering page.

If you would a quotation please complete the form below. For further product information please call +44 (0) 1904 406080 or for a copy of our price list.