Analyses Available



    The Nutrition Laboratory offers a wide range of analytical tests on various products:

    • Amino acid profiles
    • Antibody quantitation (ELISA)
    • Antioxidants
    • Ash/organic matter
    • Carbohydrate
    • Condensed tannin
    • Crude fibre
    • Dietary markers, eg titanium, chromium
    • Energy
    • Dietary fibre (total, insoluble, soluble)
    • Fat
    • Fatty acid profile (includes omega-3, omega-6, saturated, polyunsaturated, transetc.)
    • Moisture (oven or vacuum oven method)
    • Osmolarity
    • Pathogens (includes Salmonella, Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus)
    • pH
    • Phytic acid
    • Protein
    • Shelf life
    • Starch
    • Sugars (total soluble sugars & individual)
    • Total solids
    • Total plate count
    • Trans fatty acids
    • Water activity
    • Yeasts and moulds

    Vitamins

    • Beta carotene
    • Choline
    • Folic Acid
    • Vitamin A
    • Vitamin B1
    • Vitamin B2
    • Vitamin B3
    • Vitamin B5
    • Vitamin B6
    • Vitamin B12
    • Vitamin C
    • Vitamin D (D3)
    • Vitamin E
    • Vitamin K

    Minerals

    • Aluminium
    • Arsenic
    • Boron
    • Calcium
    • Cadmium
    • Cobalt
    • Chromium
    • Chloride
    • Copper
    • Iron
    • Iodine
    • Lead
    • Magnesium
    • Manganese
    • Mercury
    • Molybdenum
    • Nickel
    • Phosphorus
    • Potassium
    • Selenium
    • Sodium
    • Sulphur
    • Zinc

    Biochemical/Physiological Assays

    • ACE
    • Albumin
    • Alkaline & acid phosphatase
    • Ammonia
    • Antioxidants (ORAC)
    • ß-hydroxybutyrate
    • Calcium
    • Cholesterol
    • Creatine
    • Creatinine
    • Ferric reducing ability of plasma
    • Fructose
    • Glutamyl-transferase
    • Glucose
    • Inorganic phosphate
    • Lactic acid
    • Lactose
    • Magnesium
    • Maltose
    • Melatonin
    • Non-esterfied fatty acids
    • Phospholipids
    • Sucrose
    • Total protein
    • Triglycerides
    • Urea
    • Uric acid
    • IGF-1
    • Insulin
    • Testosterone
    • T3
    • T4
    • Progesterone
    • Cortisol
    • PTH (parathyroid hormone)
    • Estradiol
    • 25-OH vitamin D3
    NB: Where necessary, some tests are subcontracted to approved testing laboratories.

    The following immunoassays are available using Luminex coated bead technology. Enquire for further information.
    Species - some or all of the following: human, mouse, cat, canine

    Cytokines:

    IL-1α, IL-1β, IL-2, IL-3 etc
    TNFα, Eotaxin, MCP-1, TGFβ1 etc.

    Bone Metabolism: IL-6, ACTH, Insulin, Leptin, TNFα, Adiponectin, Osteocalcin etc
    Cancer Biomarker: MIF, Leptin, Prolactin, IGF-II, Osteopontin, CA-125
    Metabolic:

    Amylin, Ghrelin, GIP, GLP-I, IL-6, Glucagon, Leptin, Insulin, PYY, PAI-1, NGF, C-Peptide etc

    Endocrine:

    T3, T4, TSH, Prolactin, Melatonin, TSH, FSH, corticosterone, Amylin, GH etc

    Gut Hormone:

    Amylin, Ghrelin, GIP, GLP-1, Insulin, Leptin, PYY, Pancreatic Polypeptide.

    Cardiovascular Disease: Troponin, TNFα, Fibrinogen, Adiponectin, Apo AI etc, IL-6, IL-8, VEGF, MCP-1

    Method development available by request.


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