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Amino Acid Content

With accreditation to ISO 17025:2017, we provide a quantitative analysis which routinely includes a full profile of amino acids found in food and drink products. The report can also be provided for spcific amino acids such as methionine, taurine or phenylalanine often of interest to customers in the specialist food industries.

Our method of post-column detection, provides separation of the amino acids before detection enabling us to accurately determine amino acid content in a wide variety of sample types. The benefits of this “gold standard” method provides quantification of amino acids rather than protein content evaluated using nitrogen content as used by other methods which may inaccurately report high nitrogen from sources other than amino acids. Our method of post-column detection also enables us to analyse products that contain carbohydrates, fats etc that are not pure protein based products as required by pre-column detection methods.


Example of sample types:                          

  • Whey protein bars and supplements  
  • Beers and drinks
  • Pet foods
  • Low protein crackers and biscuits
  • Milk and milk products
  • Products containing taurine

More information on sample requirement can be found on our amino acid analysis page.

For more information on any of the food testing services or if you have a specific requirement, please email us at or call us on +44(0)1527 584495 to speak to one of our experts.

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