CAIQ Test

Nitrate and Nitrite

Price of the test:
Please enquire our customer service at sample.receipt@caiqtest.co.nz

Acceptable Matrices:
Our accreditation covers: milk, milk powders, infant formula

Limit of Detection:
Any concentrations greater than 1 mg/kg for nitrate and 0.5 mg/kg for nitrite are detectable.

Sample Size Requirements:
50 grams of sample is needed.

Equipment:
Flow Injection Analyser (FIA)

Reportable Units:
mg/kg

Turn Around Time:
7 Business Days

Is Urgent Service Available?
No (Enquire our customer service for special requirements at sample.receipt@caiqtest.co.nz)

Method Reference:
GB 5009.33-2016 method II

Method Description:
Testing reports values for nitrate and nitrite. The sample is extracted with ammonium chloride prior to analysis. Any undissolved solids and fat is then separated from the sample extract containing nitrate and nitrite. Analysis is performed on FIA which involves passing the extract through a cellulose acetate dialysis membrane prior to the reduction of nitrate to nitrite via a copperised cadmium column. Nitrate concentration is calculated by subtracting nitrite from total oxidised nitrogen.

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