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Peanut Aflatoxin Program - Laboratory Approval Procedures  
Initial Request for Admission  

 
Laboratories interested in becoming an approved laboratory must be capable of analyzing official samples of peanuts for aflatoxin using any of the following acceptable test methods:

 
1. An immunoaffinity column cleanup with high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) method (AOAC Official Method 991.31, A-F, H)

 
2. Water slurry method with thin-layer chromatography (TLC) analysis, designated as the Alternative Best Foods (BF) method (AOAC Official Method 998.03)

 
3. An immunoaffinity column with direct fluorometry method (AOAC Official Method 991.31, A-G)

 
4. Verotox® Quantitative Aflatoxin Single Test (AST) competitive direct enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay

 
A letter requesting admission into the program must be submitted to Technical Services Staff of the S&T program at the following address:

 
Lingsu Zhang, Program Manager
Laboratory Approval & Testing Division
USDA, AMS, Science & Technology,
1400 Independence Ave. SW, Room 3533-S
Washington, D.C. 20250-0272
Telephone (202)690-4025

 

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  Last Modified Date: 02/04/2014