Reference Method:

  • AOAC 985.35 (m)

Method Description:

  • Sample is ashed and digested to quantify metals and minerals by comparing against known standards using Flame Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy (FAAS).

Amount of Sample Needed for Analysis:

  • Individual test: 100 grams
  • Full Nutritional Analysis: 300 grams

Acceptable Sample Types:

  • General Food Products

Estimated Turn Around Time:
  • Individual Test: 5-6 business days
  • Full Nutritional Analysis: 10-12 business days 

Results Reporting Units:

  • Results are reported as milligrams per 100 grams (mg/100g)

Other Information

  • Foods rich in iron include: 
    • Meat
    • Poultry
    • Eggs
    • Vegetables 
    • Cereals (may be fortified with iron)