*Price of the test:
$95 per analysis
This method is applicable to raw and processed foods, such as baby foods, vegetables, fruits, and juices.
Samples with >50% fat. Samples with high levels of salt may not give reliable results.
Unacceptable matrices will be sent to a third-party lab for testing.
Any concentration greater than 0.04 mg/100 g is detectable.
Sample Size Requirements:
10 grams of sample is needed. Samples should be kept frozen until analysis.
7-9 business days
Is rush testing available?
Internally Developed Method
Testing reports values for alpha, cis-beta, and trans-beta Carotene. Following enzymatic digestion designed for foods, the sample is homogenized with tetrahydrofuran in order to extract the carotenoids. The extract is filtered and quantitated using reverse phase HPLC with UV/Vis detection.
α and ß-carotenes are plant pigments. This method measures the quantity of fortified and natural-occurring α and ß-carotenes in food products. Carotenes and retinol can be added together (as IUs) for the NLEA nutrition label.
High salt content may interfere with the analysis.
If you have questions about our testing services, please contact us at +1 (800) 245-5615.
*Prices and offerings are subject to change without notice.