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Software for Windows
Log/Logit and Single Test Format

Aflatoxin

Aflatoxin HS

Almond Allergen

BioKits Sesame

BioKits Walnut

Casein Allergen

Chloramphenicol

Crustacea Allergen

DON

DON HS

Egg Allergen

Fumonisin 10/10

Fumonisin 5/10

Fumonisin HS

Gliadin

Gliadin R5

Gliadin R5 (5–40)

Hazelnut

Histamine

Lupine Allergen

Mustard Allergen

Ochratoxin

Peanut Allergen

Soy

Soy flour

T-2/HT-2 Toxins

Total Milk

Zearalenone

Version 3.3

800/234-5333 or 517/372-9200 • www.neogen.com

E-mail [email protected] for more information on all of our testing solutions

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For use with Neogen’s Veratox,
BioKits and GeneQuence microwell test kits

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Software for Windows
for use with Neogen’s Veratox,

BioKits and GeneQuence microwell test kits

Version 3.3

1. System requirements ........................................................2

2. Installing the software .......................................................2

3. Connecting Stat Fax reader to Veratox software
with the USB cable ............................................................2

4. Getting started ..................................................................2

5. Toolbar ............................................................................. 5

6. Creating and editing custom protocols ..............................5

7. Running a test ...................................................................6

8. Opening a saved test.........................................................8

9. Renaming or deleting a test ..............................................8

10. Exporting data ...................................................................9

11. Printing results and printer setup ....................................10

12. Reader port .....................................................................10

13. Saving results .................................................................10

14. Indexing results ...............................................................10

15. Custom settings ..............................................................11

16. Reject levels ...................................................................12

©Neogen Corporation, 2012. Neogen, Veratox and GeneQuence are registered trademarks of Neogen Corporation, Lansing, MI.

620 Lesher Place, Lansing, MI 48912
800/234-5333 (USA/Canada)
517/372-9200 • Fax: 517/372-2006
[email protected] • www.neogen.com

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5. TOOLBAR
The Toolbar offers shortcuts to easily navigate the program’s functions.

6. CREATING AND EDITING CUSTOM PROTOCOLS
From File, the user can create, rename or delete custom
protocols. Preprogrammed protocols cannot be renamed
or deleted, but they can be hidden from view through the
introduction page or Settings pull-down menu.
A. Creating a custom protocol

1. Go to File (or right click), then select Create
Custom Protocol.

2. Enter the Test Name (up to 50 characters).
3. Select the units and method (generally myco-

toxin tests are direct method and food allergen
tests are sandwich method).

4. Enter the control values starting
with 0; you must enter a minimum
of 4 and maximum of 6 controls.

5. Select OK to save and continue.
B. Renaming custom protocols

1. Highlight the test to rename.
2. Click File, then Rename Custom

Protocol.
3. Enter the new test name and click

OK.
C. Deleting custom protocols

1. Highlight the protocol to delete.
2. Click File, then Delete Custom

Protocol; all individual tests
within the protocol must be de-
leted first. See Section 9.

Link to Neogen
website

Order tests
by name,
date or
analyst

Filter by
date

New test Synchronize
with reader

Calculate
Save

Print Expand/
collapse

tests

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7. RUNNING A TEST
A. Using a Neogen Stat Fax or BioTek EL301 microwell reader:

NOTE: The Stat Fax reader must be connected to the PC using a USB cable (Neogen
item 9377). The BioTek EL301 reader must be connected to the PC using a com-
puter cable and adapter (Neogen items 9425 and 9308).
1. Select Run Test from the File drop-down menu or highlight and click on the

new test icon .
2. Once a test has been selected, the kit lot number, description and user name

may be entered.
3. Read sample results with the microwell reader
a. Neogen Stat Fax 4700 Reader

Click the synchronize with reader icon . Select the appropriate assay
on the Neogen reader and run the test. You must complete the test by ac-
cepting the curve or quitting the test. Once this is completed, the results
will appear on the screen.

b. Neogen Stat Fax 321 Reader

Click the synchronize with reader icon . Select the appropriate assay
on the Neogen reader and run the test. You must complete the test by
answering the PLOT CURVE Y/N and ACCEPT CURVE Y/N. Once this is
completed, the data will appear on the screen.

c. BioTek EL301 Reader

Click the synchronize with reader icon , then press Data Out on the
reader. If reading a second strip of wells, run the second strip through the
reader and click the synchronize with reader icon (up to 48 wells can be
read).

d. BioTek EL800 Reader
Ensure the reader’s output setting, located under the Utilities menu in

the Main Menu, is set to either Computer or Both. Click the synchronize
with reader icon . Press the Read button on the reader. Select the assay
number, the wavelength (single or dual), the measurement (405, 450, 490
or 650) and enter the number of samples (up to 48 wells can be read).

4. Enter the sample descriptions in the box left of the optical density (maximum
15 characters).

5. Enter a dilution factor, if used. Final results will be multiplied by the dilution
factor entered.

6. “Unacceptable Correlation Coefficient” will display if the coefficient is less
than 0.980.

7. Results can now be saved. Once the test is saved it cannot be modified.
8. Results can be printed, but must be saved first.

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15. CUSTOM SETTINGS
Custom settings include hiding protocols that are not regularly used, adding a custom
address to the top of the result print-
out and even placing the company
logo on the report.
A. Custom Settings can be modi-

fied at any time. From Settings,
select Custom Settings.
1. Add check marks to the

protocols you choose to
display or remove the
checks from the tests you
wish to hide from the main
testing screen.

2. Enter the company’s infor-
mation and address. This
will be used on the top of the results print page.

3. Select the appropriate reader to import data: BioTek EL301, BioTek El x 800,
Stat Fax 321 and Neogen Stat Fax 4700. If data is to be entered manually, this
setting can be left as the default.

4. The Result Decimal Places setting allows the user to report results to the
tenth, hundredth, or thousandth (e.g., the result 2.546 could be reported with
one decimal place, 2.5: two, 2.55; or all three, 2.546).

B. Custom Logo
1. The printout includes the Neogen logo and your custom address information on

the top. This logo can be changed by replacing it with your logo. Your logo must
be in a bitmap image format (.bmp)

2. Locate C:\Program Files\Veratox v 3.0.1.
3. Rename or delete the current logo.bmp file.
4. Save your logo as “logo.bmp” in this folder.
5. In the Settings, check the Show Logo on Report.
6. To remove the logo from the report, uncheck the Show Logo on Report.

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16. REjECT LEVELS
Customizing the reject levels allows for the results
to be highlighted on both the test screen and on the
printout if levels are greater than specified thresh-
olds. Multiple reject levels may be set when differ-
ent descriptions are used. The reject level is tripped
when the description begins with the specific de-
scription chosen and results are equal to, or greater
than, the level chosen.

A. From Settings, click Customize Reject Levels.
B. Select the appropriate test protocol to set rejections levels.
C. Set the prefix. (Utilize a letter, numbers or word).
D. Set the amount to trigger a flag and click OK.

Example: The test is DON, the prefix is Corn and the amount is 2. When running a
test, all samples that have a prefix starting with “corn” and the results are greater
than or equal to 2 ppm will be highlighted on the screen and printout. To flag all
samples greater than or equal to a specific cut off, simply leave the prefix blank
and only set the amount.

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