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Viscosity by Brookfield Viscometer Test

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    $345 per analysis

  • Turnaround time

    7 - 9 Business Days

  • Rush


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Viscosity by Brookfield Viscometer Test

Technical data sheet


Method description

Viscosity is the resistance to the flow of liquid materials. Viscosity is measured by rotating a spindle attached to the viscometer in the liquid sample. The torque against the rotating spindle is converted to viscosity units.

Acceptable matrices

Applicable to liquid samples only. Powdered flours, hydrocolloids, proteins, can be tested if the directions on the procedure to disperse the sample into a liquid are provided with the submission.

Unacceptable matrices

Solids and extremely high viscosity liquids cannot be tested by this method.


Brookfield Viscometers

Method reference

Internally Developed Method

Reportable unit

Viscosity in centipoise

Sample size requirements

1 Requires consult

Information required by submitter

The following information helps our team to provide an accurate price as well as design an appropriate test protocol if there is no specific method.

  1. Solution concentration (for samples submitted as powders)
  2. Temperature(s) at whi

Additional information

A number of specialized viscometers are also available for specific applications. Contact us with specific application questions.

*Prices and offerings are subject to change without notice.

Common Viscosity by Brookfield Viscometer Test Testing Questions

Viscosity is the resistance to the flow of liquid materials. Texture and perceived quality of food is dramatically impacted by changes in viscosity.

Viscosity is crucial in quality control and process design, affecting operations such as stirring and homogenization, pumping, and packaging. It can be used as an indicator of quality by the consumer.

Viscosity changes the flow properties of a liquid food and influences the appearance of consistency of a product. This is why this measuring variable is important in most production stages.

Honey, jams, corn syrup, peanut butter

The higher the viscosity of a liquid, the thicker it is, and the greater the resistance to flow. If viscosity is too high in a material, it could lead to issues with production efficiency and cost-effectiveness. High viscosity can affect the rate at which a product travels through a pipe or how long it takes to set or dry.

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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