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Sugar Alcohol Screen Test (Gas Chromatograph)

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    $320 per analysis

  • Turnaround time

    7 - 9 Business Days

  • Rush


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Sugar Alcohol Screen Test (Gas Chromatograph)

Technical data sheet


Method description

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

Acceptable matrices

Food and Food ingredients

Unacceptable matrices

Lime concentrate, samples containing citric acid, samples with high levels of mono and disaccharides, samples containing IMO

Limit of quantitation



Gas Chromatograph with Flame Ionization Detection

Method reference

Internally Developed Method

Reportable unit


Sample size requirements

10 g

Information required by submitter

Please supply estimates

Additional information

This method is recommended to be used for all samples containing sugar alcohols and will quantify the following: Sorbitol, Maltitol, Erythritol, Xylitol, Mannitol, Isomalt, and Lactitol. Simple sugars (fructose, galactose, glucose, sucrose, maltose, and lactose) can be reported along with the sugar alcohols upon special request. To request simple sugars reported along with sugar alcohols, please write it into the special instructions section of the order form. If testing for package labeling, we recommend using the sugar values reported through the ISO Accredited Sugar Profile by HPLC Test. The following table shows the caloric value of each sugar alcohol in our screen used in the guidance published in the FDA CFR for the 2020 Nutritional Reform Labeling Calories by Calculation Test.

Sugar AlcoholCaloric Value of Sugar Alcohols
*Prices and offerings are subject to change without notice.

Common Sugar Alcohol Screen Test (Gas Chromatograph) 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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