Starch (Total)

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Price of the test:

$105 per analysis

Acceptable Matrices:

This method is applicable for determining the level of starch in grains, finished cereals and other food products where the starch is available for aqueous enzymatic digestion. It may not apply to some cross-linked, modified starches.

Unacceptable Matrices:

Cheese or other matrices where the starch is unavailable to the enzymes for digestion.

Limit of Quantitation:

1 to 100%

Sample Size Requirements:

10 grams



Reportable Units:


Turn Around Time:

10 Business Days (Standard Turnaround)
7 Business Days (Rush Turnaround)

Is Rush Available?


Method Reference:

AOAC 979.10 and AACC 76-11, with modifications

Method Description:

The sample is enzymatically digested using a-amylase and amyloglucosidase under controlled temperature, pressure and pH conditions and the resulting glucose is measured spectrophotometrically. Samples containing glucose are de-sugared prior to analysis using hot 80% ethanol.