Mycotoxins Conc.Range (µg Kg−1) Repeatabilitya
R ± RSDr (%)
Reproducibilitya
R ± RSDR (%)
LOD (µg Kg−1) LOQ (µg Kg−1)
Aflatoxin B1 0.24 – 16.0 108.6 ± 6.9 (0.6)  99.3 ± 5.1 (5.0)     0.20 0.65
Aflatoxin B2 0.24 – 16.0 108.1 ± 4.9 (0.6) 98.3 ± 4.8 (5.0)     0.20 0.65
Aflatoxin G1 0.24 – 16.0                        113.9 ± 3.8 (0.6) 101.1 ± 3.9 (5.0) 0.21 0.68
Aflatoxin G2 0.24 – 16.0            107.5 ± 3.8 (0.6) 97.3 ± 1.8 (5.0)     0.20 0.65
Ochratoxin A 0.24 – 16.0                   71.1 ± 13.2 (0.6)   98.1 ± 4.2 (3.0)     0.13 0.43
Fumonisin B1 5.0 – 640 n.a. 105.2 ± 7.4 (500) 30.0   99.0
Fumonisin B2 5.0 – 640 n.a. 101.1 ± 5.3 (500) 8.0 26.1
Zearalenone 5.0 – 640 104.8 ± 5.7 (10.0) 93.2 ± 4.9 (100) 3.1 10.2
Deoxynivaleno1 5.0 – 800 95.7 ± 5.4 (26.0) 99.4 ± 1.3 (750) 7.7 25.3
T-2 toxin 5.0 – 800 103.8 ± 6.2 (20.0)  107.5 ± 6.7 (100) 3.4 11.3
HT-2 toxin 5.0 – 800 112.7 ± 6.8(10.0)    103.7 ± 2.1 (100) 6.3 20.8
aSpiking levels (µg Kg−1) are given in the brackets
n.a.: not applicable
Table 2: Average recovery values (R), relative standard deviation (RSD), LODs and LOQs (µg Kg−1) obtained for the eleven mycotoxins in maize.