CAIQ Test

Total Activity in Honey

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

Limit of Detection:
<9

Sample Size Requirements:
20g minimum, 30g is recommended

Equipment:
Standard Microbiology Supplies

Reportable Units:
Total Activity

Turn Around Time:
10 Business Days

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

Method Reference:
University of Waikato agar well diffusion method for the assay of antibacterial activity of honey (Allen K. L., Molan P. C. and Reid G. M. (1991) Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology V. 43, P. 817-822).

Method Description:
Determination of Total Antimicrobial Activity in Honey: Samples are analysed as received by the laboratory by using University of Waikato agar well diffusion method for the assay of antibacterial activity of honey (Allen K. L., Molan P. C. and Reid G. M. (1991) Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology V. 43, P. 817-822).

The method specifically measures total antibacterial activity of honey against Staphylococcus aureus ATCC 9144 and expressed as the equivalent % of phenol.

Calibration is carried out using phenol standard. The calculations are based on assumed density of 1.35 g/mL for this sample of honey. This value represents an average density of honey obtained from multiple experiments.

The Limit of Quantitation (LOQ) is 9.

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