Price of the test:
$93 per analysis
This method is applicable to raw and processed foods. Most common are baby foods, vegetables, fruits and juices.
Samples with high levels of salt may not give reliable results.
Limit of Detection:
Any concentration greater than 0.04 mg/100 g is detectable.
Sample Size Requirements:
10 grams of sample are needed. Samples should be kept frozen until analysis.
IU/100g (IU = International Units of Vitamin A equivalents)
Turn Around Time:
7-9 Business Days
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Chromatography of AOAC Method 2005.07. Extraction developed in house.
Following an enzymatic digestion designed for foods, the sample is homogenized with tetrahydrofuran in order to extract the carotenoids. The extract is then 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 & ß-carotenes in food products. Carotenes and Retinol can be added together (as IU’s) for the NLEA nutrition label.
High salt content may interfere with analysis.