Rapid Test Kit Evaluation Program (TKE)

Since the early 1990’s GIPSA has responded to the need for fast, reliable testing for mycotoxins in grains and oilseeds. Since the program’s inception the needs of the industry have changed and the expansion of testing to include additional mycotoxins as well as biotechnology-derived traits in grains and oilseeds was warranted. Currently the program certifies rapid test kits for the quantitative determination of aflatoxin, deoxynivalenol, fumonisin, ochratoxin, zearalenone, and qualitative determination of numerous biotechnology derived traits.

Criteria and Specifications

Submission Forms

Biotech Rapid Test Kits

FGIS's Test Kit Verification Program meets the grain industry's demand for accurate and reliable quantitative biotechnology event testing. Under the program, test kit manufacturers can submit their product for GIPSA verification of performance claims for quantitative rapid tests to detect the presence of biotechnology events in grain and oilseeds, and receive a Certificate of Performance for test kits meeting these claims.

FGIS Approved Rapid Test Kits

Additional Information and Resources

Contact Us

For additional information please contact the Rapid Test Kit Evaluation Program Manager:

FGISTestKitProgramManager.gipsa@usda.gov