Analytical Services

Analytical Services

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



If standard methods are unavailable we can develop new methodology on request.

Food Products

  • Amino acid profiles
  • Ash/Oganic matter
  • Carbohydrates
  • Calorific value
  • Fat
  • Fatty acid profiles
  • Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids
  • Osmolarity
  • Nutrition labelling ( FSANZ )
  • Phytic acid
  • Protein
  • Rancidity
  • Shelf life & accelerated shelf life testing
  • Starch
  • Total sugars
  • Total dietary fibre
  • Trans fatty acids
  • Vitamin/mineral profiles

Milk Powder

  • Acid profiles
  • Amino acid profiles
  • Fatty acid profiles
  • Lactose
  • Moisture
  • Protein
  • Total dietary fibre
  • Total fat

Meat

  • Ash
  • Amino acid profiles
  • Co Enzyme Q
  • Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA)
  • Fat
  • Fatty acid profiles
  • Iron solubility
  • Protein
  • Moisture
  • Rancidity levels

Herbal Remedies

  • Vitamin analysis

Pet Foods

  • Ash
  • AAFCO Nutrient Profile Testing
  • AAFCO Feeding Protocols
  • Amino acid profile
  • Antigen quantitation (ELISA)
  • Complete vitamin/mineral profiles
  • Digestibility trials
  • Energy
  • Fat
  • Fatty acid profile
  • Moisture
  • Preference testing
  • Protein

Animal Feed

  • Amino acid profile
  • Ash/organic matter
  • Dietary markers, eg titanium, chromium
  • Digestibility trials
  • Fat
  • Fatty acid profile
  • Fibre (NDF, ADF, lignin)
  • Gross energy
  • Moisture
  • Phytic acid
  • Protein
  • Trans fatty acids

Grasses/Forage

  • Ash
  • Condensed tannins
  • Carbohydrates
  • Fibre (NDF, ADF, lignin)
  • Gross energy
  • In vitro digestibility
  • Moisture
  • Pectin
  • Protein

Serum, Plasma and Urine

Analyzed for a range of biochemical and physiological assays including:

  • ELISA assays
  • Enzymes
  • Hormones (RIA)
  • Luminex Assays
  • Metabolites
  • Osmolarity
  • Specific proteins
  • Vitamins

Shelf Life

  • Accelerated Shelf Life
  • Microbiological testing
  • pH
  • Water Activity


Accreditations

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