Metals Screen I (Calcium, Iron, Potassium & Sodium)

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Price of the test:

$90 per analysis

Acceptable Matrices:

Foodstuffs and Food Ingredients

Unacceptable Matrices:

Explosive compounds, Propellants, Solvents, Fuels, Perchlorates, Glycerin and Volatile Flavors

Limit of Quantitation:

1 - 3 mg/100g (LOQ is dependent on the individual metal, please review individual metal technical data sheets for exact LOQ)

Sample Size Requirements:

15 grams for solid samples, 20 grams (20 mL) for liquid samples


Inductively Coupled Plasma - Optical Emission Spectroscopy (ICP - OES)

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Turn Around Time:

10 Business Days

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Method Reference:

AOAC 2011.14

Method Description:

Samples are prepared by microwave closed vessel digestoin with nitric acid.  Solutions are infused into an ICP OES and quantified based on an external standard calibration curve.

Information Required by Submitter:

Please provide estimates if available.
For Vitamin Mixes, please include vitamin estimates as well.