Citrinin Testing Solutions

Citrinin is a potent fungal toxin that affects unprocessed and processed food and feed stored under hot and humid conditions.

A nephrotoxic mycotoxin, citrinin is known for its toxic effects primarily in the kidney. High levels of citrinin are also known to affect the liver. The toxin is formed by the Aspergillus and Penicillium species and affects processed and unprocessed cereal grains such as wheat, barley, oat, rice and corn. Citrinin is mainly produced during storage under conditions that favor mold growth – that is, warm, humid conditions with moisture levels above 14% and temperatures above 20°C. It often co-occurs with ochratoxin A.

Countries have established regulations to protect consumers from the harmful effects of citrinin intake. The European Union for instance has established maximum levels for food supplements based on fermented rice products.

Romer Labs citrinin testing solutions:



Reference Materials

Romer Labs offers citrinin reference materials under the brand name Biopure™. These high quality products are available in liquid “ready-to-use” forms as single calibrants.

The stars of the Biopure™ product line are the fully labeled 13C internal standards for mass spectrometry analysis.

Here you can download our complete Biopure Product List.

Analytical Service


Analytical Service

Romer Labs operates 3 fully accredited mycotoxin service laboratories on 3 continents – Europe, America and Asia, completing the extensive portfolio of mycotoxin test kits.

Mycotoxin testing services are offered in Austria, the United States and Singapore for a variety of sample matrices, including grains and other raw materials, and feed and food samples.

Both the ISO 9001 certification and ISO 17025 accreditation guarantee reliable and accurate results. We uphold our standards of accuracy and reliability by participating regularly in official proficiency testing programs.

More information on our analytical service offering can be found here.

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