Ergot alkaloid determination

Analysis of alkaloids produced by the ergot fungus Claviceps purpurea (ergometrine, ergotamine, ergosine, ergocristine, ergocryptine, ergocornine, as well as the corresponding -inine epimers) in food or supplement products.

In accordance with EU regulations, materials that potentially require testing include the following:

  • Processed cereal-based foods for infants and young children

  • Wheat gluten

  • Milling products of barley, wheat, spelt, rye, and oats

Compliance can be evaluated using the Commission Regulation (EU) 2021/1399 as a reference.

Suitable sample matrices
Food, feed, and supplements
Required sample quantity
200 g or 200 ml
Typical turnaround time
2 weeks after receiving the samples
Quality system
Accredited test method
Device types
Method expert
Niko Markkinen


First sample (VAT 0):
208 €
Additional samples (VAT 0):
148 €per sample

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