iCHECK CAROTENE PORTABLE PHOTOMETER

iCheck Carotene Portable Photometer measures total carotenoids in food and biological fluids

iCheck Carotene portable photometer determines total carotenoid concentration in food and biological fluids. iCheck™ Carotene measures the color reaction in the test vial and calculates the carotene content in mg/L.

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Analyte: Total carotenoids

Sample: Food: Premix, roots (i.e. cassava), beverages, eggs, salmon; Biological fluids: colostrum, cattle whole blood & serum

Sample preparation: For solid or highly concentrated samples: dilution in distilled or bottled water

Sample volume per analysis: 0.4mL (400 μL)

Concentration range: >0.15 ppm (mg/kg), samples above 15.0 ppm must be diluted in water

Analytical method: Photometric determination of total carotenoid concentration using absorption at 450 and 525nm.

Units displayed: mg/L

Linear range: 0.15 – 15.0 mg/L

Calibration: Factory set (standards included for control)

Time per analysis: <10 min

Enviroment: 20–30°C, no direct sunlight

Accuracy at 95% confidence interval at 25°C: ±5-20% (depends on the sample type and concentration)

Method comparison: High-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC)

User training: 1 day training

Use: Laboratory and field

Data output: Sample #, Batch #, Result, Date, Time (in transferred data)

Connectivity and data: Results are stored in the device and transferred to a PC via USB

Power source: NiMH rechargeable batteries included; AA 1.2 or 1.5V

Warranty: 2 years

Device weight: 0.45 kg

Device dimensions: 11 x 4 x 20 cm (W x H x L)

Content: 100 reagent vials; 100 syringes – 1.0 mL; 100 needles – 1.6mm x 25mm

Chemical composition: n-Hexan and alcohols

Volume per reagent vial: 2.0 mL

Shelf life: 12 months at 20-30°C, no direct sunlight, upright

Dimension of test kit: 26 x 14.5 x 16.5 cm

Disposal instructions: Hazardous waste

Optional equipment: Manual centrifuge, 50 mL falcons, weighing dishes, reference samples