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Starch (Total) Test

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Method description

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

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.

Unacceptable matrices

Cheese or other matrices that do not dissolve in aqueous solution, therefore causing the starch to be unavailable to the enzymes for digestion.

This test may not apply to some cross-linked, modified starches.

Limit of quantitation

1 to 100%

Equipment

Spectrophotometer

Method reference

AOAC 979.10 and AACC 76-11, with modifications

Reportable unit

%

Sample size requirements

10 grams

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Common Starch (Total) 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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