Sugar/Sugar Alcohol Screen

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Price of the test:

$275 per analysis

Acceptable Matrices:

Food and food ingredients

Limit of Detection:

Lower detection level is 0.1%

Sample Size Requirements:

20 grams


Gas chromatograph with a flame ionization detector

Reportable Units:


Turn Around Time:

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

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Method Reference:

Internally developed

Method Description:

Samples are extracted, components are converted to oximes,then later derivatized, and analyzed using gas chromatography. Calculations are based on response factors of known standards.

Additional Information:

This method determines the amounts of common sugar alcohols (sorbitol, maltitol, erythritol, xylitol, mannitol, Isomalt, and lactitol) and simple sugars (fructose, glucose, sucrose, maltose, lactose, and trehalose) in foods. We recommend this method be performed for all samples that contain or may contain sugar alcohols.