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-3,6 EPA, DPA, DHA etc polyunsaturated fatty acids
  • Osmolarity
  • Health Star Rating
  • Nutrition Information Panel (FSANZ)
  • Phytic acid
  • Protein
  • Rancidity
  • Shelf life & accelerated shelf life testing
  • Starch
  • Total sugars
  • Total soluble and insoluble dietary fibre
  • Trans fatty acids
  • Vitamin/mineral profiles
  • Total Phenolic Content

Milk Powder

  • Fatty Acid profiles
  • Amino acid profiles
  • Fatty acid profiles
  • Lactose
  • Calcium
  • Phosphorous
  • Moisture/Ash
  • Protein
  • Total fat
  • Microbiological

Meat

  • Ash
  • Amino acid profiles
  • Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA)
  • Fat
  • Fatty acid profiles
  • Protein
  • Moisture
  • Rancidity levels
  • Vitamins
  • Microbiological

Herbal Remedies

  • Vitamin analysis
  • pH
  • Microbiological
  • Water Activity
  • Thermal Shock Treatment

Pet Foods

  • Ash
  • AAFCO Nutrient Profile Testing
  • AAFCO Feeding Protocols
  • Amino acid profile
  • Antigen quantitation (ELISA)
  • Complete vitamin/mineral profiles
  • Digestibility trials
  • Crude Fibre
  • Calcium/Phosphorous
  • Protein
  • Metabolisable Energy
  • Fat
  • Fatty acid profile - Linoleic, Linolenic, Omega-3&6, Arachidonic
  • Moisture
  • Shelf Life Testing
  • Water Activity
  • pH
  • Preference testing (Palatability trials)
  • Microbiological

Animal Feed

  • Amino acid profile
  • Ash/organic matter
  • Dietary markers, eg titanium, chromium
  • Digestibility trials
  • Fat
  • Fatty acid profile - Omega-3&6 etc
  • Starch
  • Gross energy
  • Crude Fibre
  • Fibre (NDF, ADF, lignin)
  • Moisture
  • Phytic acid
  • Protein
  • Trans fatty acids
  • Digestible Energy (Pigs)

Grasses/Forage

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

Serum, Plasma and Urine (Animal and Human)

Analyzed for a range of biochemical and physiological assays including:

  • ELISA assays
  • Enzymes
  • Hormones (RIA)
  • Metabolites
  • Osmolarity
  • Specific proteins
  • Vitamins
  • Bioplex Assays
    • Cytokines
    • Cardiac Markers
    • Cancer Biomarkers
    • Gut Hormones
  • Urea
  • Creatinine
  • Cholesterol
  • Triglyceride
  • Glucose
  • HDL Cholesterol
  • LDL Cholesterol
  • Calcium
  • Phosphorous
  • Magnesium

Shelf Life

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

Beverages

  • Brix
  • pH
  • Osmolarity
  • Sugars
  • TDF, IDF, SDF
  • Sodium

Cosmetics

  • Microbiological
  • pH
  • Water Activity
  • Thermal Shock Treatment


Accreditations

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