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Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) Test

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    $80 per analysis

  • Turnaround time

    7 - 9 Business Days

  • Rush


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Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) Test

Technical data sheet


Method description

Samples are autoclaved in HCl to breakdown the matrix. Potassium permanganate is added to the filtrate to oxidize interfering fluorescent compounds. Sodium bisulfite is then added to decolorize residual potassium permanganate. The fluorescence intensity (in the 440-550 nm range) of the vitamin is then measured. Blank measurements to allow for interfering fluorescence are performed on samples where sodium hydrosulfite is added that quenches riboflavin's fluorescence. The net fluorescence is compared to a prepared standard curve.

Acceptable matrices

Food and Food Ingredients

Limit of quantitation

0.02 mg/100g to 0.1 mg/100g, depending on sample weight


Fluorescence Spectrophotometer, Auto-analyzer with fluorescence detection

Method reference

AOAC 942.23, 970.65 and 981.15

Reportable unit


Sample size requirements

10 g

Information required by submitter

Please supply an estimate of expected riboflavin content and indicate the presence of iron in samples.

Additional information

This test is ISO/IEC 17025 accredited through A2LA, Certificate # 2769.01.

*Prices and offerings are subject to change without notice.

Common Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 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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