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Sound Science for Premixes

Premixes by definition can be varied but would generally include vitamins, minerals and feed additives for inclusion in animal diets. They all require manufacturing to the highest of standards. To help ensure these standards are met and maintained Sciantec has, for many years, offered a comprehensive analytical service for the specialist companies operating in this sector.

A list of accredited methods is given on Sciantec’s UKAS schedule

Key Analysis & Tests

Vitamin Analysis

Having a large number of HPLC systems, Sciantec is able to offer an extensive list of vitamin assays, including the thirteen most commonly classed as vitamins substances, the four that are fat soluble (A,D,E and K) and the nine that are water-soluble (8 B vitamins and vitamin C).

Listed below are some of the most widely used tests. In addition to these Sciantec has an extensive portfolio of other tests and, where appropriate, can develop specific tests and analytical suites for your business.

Code

Product

Price

TST00349

Vitamin B4 (Cholin)

TST00005

Betaine

TST00471

Choline

TST00359

Vitamin A

TST00361

Vitamin E

TL00129

Vitamin A and E

TST00351

Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)

TST00353

Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)

TST00354

Vitamin B3 (Niacin or Niacinamide)

TST00355

Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic acid)

TST00356

Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine, Pyridoxal, or Pyridoxamine)

TST00348

Vitamin B7 (Biotin)/ Vitamin H

TST00350

Vitamin B9 (Folic Acid)

TST00352

Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobalamin)

TST00360

Vitamin C (Ascorbic acid)

TST00358

Vitamin D3 (Cholicalciferol)

TST00362

Vitamin K (Menadione)

 

Amino Acids & Pigments Analysis

Sciantec provides a rapid, comprehensive and knowledgeable amino acid and amino acid profiling service using the most current HPLC and dedicated amino acid systems across a wide range of sample types. The standard amino acid profile comprises seventeen amino acids, including the essential amino acids lysine, methionine and cysteine. Amino acids that are not included in the standard profile, such as tryptophan and taurine, are also available as single analyte analyses.

Listed below are some of the most widely used tests. In addition to these Sciantec has an extensive portfolio of other tests and, where appropriate, can develop specific tests and analytical suites for your business.

Code

Product

Price

AMINO ACIDS

TST00001

Amino Acid Profile (excluding Tryptophan)

TST00001

Lysine

TST00001

Methionine

TST00512

Taurine

TST00001

Threonine

TST00019

Tryptophan

TST00001

Histidine

TST00039

Alimet / Rhodimet

No code

Other individual amino acids

PIGMENTS

TST00476

Astaxanthin

TST00288

Betacarotene

TST00477

Canthaxanthin (Lucantin Red)

TST00290

Citranaxanthin

TST00586

Lutein

TST00587

Zeaxanthin

No code

Other Pigments

 

Medicinal Additives

Sciantec provides a comprehensive range of in-feed and in premix medication assays, both at residue and at recovery levels, covering the majority of those in use in the animal nutrition industry. We also undertake analysis of pharmaceutical samples and premixes to Pharmacopoeia, in-house or to client’s own methods.

Listed below are some of the most widely used tests. In addition to these we can offer an extensive portfolio of other tests and, where appropriate, can develop specific tests and analytical suites for your business.

Code

Product

Price

TST00040

Amoxycillin

TST00050

Fenbendazole

TST00599

Lasalocid (PMX)

TST00518

Monensin Residue

TST00057

Nicarb PMX

TST00058

Nicarbazin Residue

TST00513

Oxytetracycline Residue (OTC)

TST00585

Oxytetracycline Hydrochloride

TST00516

Penicillin V Residue

TST00514

Salinomycin Residue

TST00515

Tiamulin Residue

TST00519

Tilmicosin Residue

TST00520

Tylosin Residue

TST00048

Chlortetracycline (CTC)

TST00049

Decoquinate

TST00052

Flubendazole

TST00053

Ionophore Presence

TST00054

Lasalocid

TST00055

Monensin

TST00056

Narasin

TST00059

Nicarbazin

TST00060

Oxytetracycline

TST00061

Penicillin Pot. Phenoxy

TST00494

Robenidine HCL

TST00063

Salinomycin

TST00064

Sulphadiazine

TST00068

Tiamulin

TST00442

Tilmicosin

TST00070

Trimethoprim

TST00071

Tylosin

 

Pesticides & Undesirable Substances Tests

Sciantec offers testing for a range of undesirable substances/contaminants to satisfy customers’ accreditation and due diligence requirements and to ensure that their products are ‘suitable and acceptable materials’ to enter the food chain.

Details of the tests available for a range of these substances are listed below. The test for heavy metals and mycotoxins are listed separately. For all other undesirable substances please enquire as Sciantec has an extensive portfolio of other tests and, where appropriate, can develop specific tests and analytical suites for your business. 

Code

Product

Price

PESTICIDE RESIDUES

TST00327

Pesticide Residues (Feeding Stuffs Regulations)

UNDESIRABLE SUBSTANCES

TST00363

Biogenic Amines (Cadaverine, Histamine, Putrescine, Spermidine, Spermine, Tyramine)

TST00499

Isothiocyanate (ITC)

TST00043

Caffeine

TST00670

Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) Triple Screen

TST00581

Poly Aromatic Hydrocarbons

TL00128

Caffeine and Theobromine

TST00342

Equine Feed Contamination Screen (caffeine, hordenine, theobromine morphine, hyoscine, atropine)

TST00343

Glucosinolates by HPLC

TST00345

Tannin

TST00066

Theobromine

TST00346

TIA (Trypsin Inhibitor Activity)

TST00271

PCR testing (GMO) Quantitative (additional test following a GMO Qualitative if need is to quantify)

TST00271

PCR testing (GM0) Qualitative (limit test 0.9%)

TST00334

Dioxins and Dioxin-like PCBs

 

Microbiology Analysis

The company’s well-equipped and recently expanded microbiology section offers a rapid and comprehensive testing service routinely testing premixes, animal feed, feed ingredients, forages, composts, swabs and water for a wide range of pathogens and spoilage bacteria. We have been approved by DEFRA for the testing of Salmonella and Enterobacteriaceae for over 20 years.

In addition to the routine analysis of feed materials, we also offer a Bioaerosol testing service with Bioaerosol plates delivered to customers designated sites, please enquire for details.

Listed below are some of the most widely used tests. In addition to these Sciantec has an extensive portfolio of other tests and, where appropriate, can develop specific tests and analytical suites for your business.

Code

Product

Price

TST00649

Entero (Swabs)

TST00656

Listeria Monoctogenes

TST00574

Clostridium - Sulphate Reducing Clostridia

TST00598

Ecoli (PAS110)

TST00461/462

Actinomycetes-37degC/42degC

TST00495

Antimicrobial Inhibitors

TST00460

Aspergillus fumigatus

TST00139

Aspergillus spp.

TST00141

Clostridium ABPR

TST00142

Clostridium perfringens

TST00145

Coliforms

TST00148

E.coli

TST00152

Enterococci spp.

TST00151

Enterobacteriaceae

TST00582

Enterobacteriaceae ABPR

TST00467

Gram Negative Bacteria

TST00155

Mould Count

TST00480

Mould Identification

TST00435

Pseudomonas aeruginosa

TST00157

Pseudomonas spp.

TST00159

Salmonella ABPR

TST00162

Salmonella in Feed

TST00479

Thermophillic Actinomycetes

TST00478

Total Bacteria Count

TST00436

Total Mould Count 37degC

TST00167

Total Viable Count (TVC) Aerobic

TST00164

Total Viable Count (TVC) Anaerobic

TST00130

Yeasts and Moulds

TST00168

Yeasts

 

Proximate & Routine Nutritional Analysis

Sciantec provides a comprehensive range of proximate and routine nutritional analysis. A wide range of traditional wet chemistry and instrumental techniques are employed in line with relevant legislation and regulations.

Listed below are some of the most widely used tests. In addition to these Sciantec has an extensive portfolio of other tests and, where appropriate, can develop specific tests and analytical suites for your business.

Code

Product

Price

PROXIMATE ANALYSIS

TST00172

Ash

TST00307

Crude Protein (Dumas)

TST00523

Crude Protein (Kjeldahl)

TST00205

Moisture (Oven)

TST00257

Oil Method A-(Ether Extract)

TST00257

Oil Method B-(Acid Hydrolysis)

ASH

TST00172

Ash

TST00181

Acid Insoluble Ash (Including Total Ash)

 

Minerals & Heavy Metals Analysis

The laboratory provides a comprehensive range of analysis employing state-of-the-art Inductively Coupled Plasma – Optical Emission Spectroscopy (ICP-OES) methodology for the most accurate and precise analysis of minerals in a range of substances from feed and forage to animal health supplements.

In addition to the minerals that are of interest from a nutritional perspective, we also test for undesirable elements such as lead, cadmium, mercury, arsenic and fluoride. We use Inductively Coupled Plasma – Mass Spectroscopy(ICP-MS), ion-selective electrode and Atomic Absorption Fluorescence Spectroscopy (AA-FS) to analyse down to the low levels required to meet customers’ due diligence obligations.

Listed below are some of the most widely used tests. In addition to these Sciantec has an extensive portfolio of other tests and, where appropriate, can develop specific tests and analytical suites for your business. 

Code

Product

Price

MINERALS & SALT

TST00180

ICP preparation charge

No code

ANY ELEMENT FROM THE FOLLOWING LIST: Calcium, Copper, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Phosphorus, Potassium, Sodium, Zinc

TST00169

Aluminium

TST00175

Chromium

TST00182

Iodine

TST00191

Nickel

TST00189

Salt (Chloride)

HEAVY METALS

 

To discuss your specific requirements and allow Sciantec to prepare a tailored proposal for your business, please ring 01757 242400 in office hours or email us.