Pyrrolizidine alkaloids are suspected to be present in around 6000 plant species and are subject to external factors (soil condition, climate) as well as specific part of the plant. PAs are known for its genotoxic and carcinogenic effects in animals, including liver damage. They are also problematic in animal feed (silage and hay), as the characteristic plant odour is no longer perceptible for animals.
Selvita offers support in wide range of PAs testing, in compliance with BfR and Ph. EUR, using LC-MS/MS technique. That includes method development/verification, validation and routine analysis.