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E-Tongue Test

  • Price

    $395 per analysis

  • Turnaround time

    12 - 15 Business Days

  • Rush

    Not Available

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E-Tongue Test

Technical data sheet


Method description

This test measures 8 sensory attributes (umami, aftertaste richness of umami, saltiness, sourness, bitterness, aftertaste of bitterness, astringency, aftertaste of astringency). Results are reported as a relative comparison based on the control.

Acceptable matrices

Food, ingredients, and packaging materials.

Unacceptable matrices

High fat food products and pet food

Limit of quantitation

Based off of difference to the control



Method reference

Internally developed

Reportable unit

Relative comparison based on the control

Sample size requirements

Requires Consult

Information required by submitter

Clearly label the control in the sample name or description, along with an accurate description of the sample matrix being tested for all samples.

Additional information

Clearly label the control in the sample name or description, along with an accurate description of the sample matrix (category) being tested for all samples.

*Prices and offerings are subject to change without notice.

Common E-Tongue Test Testing Questions

While our sales and customer service team are happy to answer general testing questions, consultations typically start at a rate of $250 per 30 minutes regarding the interpretation of reported test results or questions about our test methods. We cannot consult on regulations, tolerance limits, or claims.

We make every effort to keep our methods and detection limits up to date according to the latest standards and qualifications. If you have any questions regarding the limit of detection/quantification or method references, please contact our Customer Service team at 1-800-245-5615.

Our standard turnaround time is 10 business days for most assays. There are some assays that require a longer turnaround time. We also offer a RUSH service that is half the time of the standard turnaround time of the assay at double the cost of the assay. A few assays that we provide cannot be rushed due to the nature of the test. Please check the specific assay you are interested in regarding the ability to RUSH the turnaround time.

Medallion Labs, a division of General Mills, offers multiple areas of expertise for analytical testing and product evaluation for the food and ingredient industry. Our areas of expertise include Chemical Analysis, Nutritional Analysis, Food Safety, Shelf Life Studies, Microbiology, Specialty Fibers, Physical Testing, Allergen Testing, as well as Product Evaluation (which includes Product Performance and Sensory Evaluation) and Technical Consulting/Method Development. Our methods are developed for the testing of food products and ingredients.

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