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Protein Quality (Animal Safe PDCAAS)

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TECHNICAL DATA SHEET

Price of the test:

$1500 per analysis

Acceptable Matrices:

Food Products


Limit of Quantitation:

PDCAAS values range from 0 - 1


Sample Size Requirements:

50 grams




Turn Around Time:

15 business days


Is Rush Available?

Yes


Method Reference:

US Pat Appl No. 14/599,050: METHOD FOR ESTIMATING IN VIVO PROTEIN DIGESTIBILITY, Plank, DW.


Method Description:

Initially, a sample is measured for the Amino Acid composition using method AOAC 994.12.  A human digestion simulation follows, breaking down the proteins into amino acids, which are reacted with Ninhydrin and measured; determining the digestibility. Taking the limiting amino acid value the digestibility is corrected resulting in a Protein Digestibility Corrected Amino Acid Score (PDCAAS).



Additional Information:

The following values are reported: • Full Amino Acid profile • First Limiting Amino Acid • Sample Moisture • Total Protein (both by AAA and Combustion Nitrogen) • Animal Safe Digestibility • Amino Acid Score