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As your third-party laboratory, Bia Diagnostics works with you to develop and validate your sample matrix, showing proof of purpose for a particular method. We’re available to assist with developing a testing plan that meets your company’s quality control needs and satisfies both auditors and regulatory bodies. Should you require a test method that doesn’t already exist, we can develop assays targeting specific analytes to meet your needs. We also offer a wide range of other services, including AOAC method validation studies, independent third-party evaluations and validation of new methods, and collaborative studies with private and public organizations. Please contact us to discuss your specific needs and to request a quote.

 

 

Bia Diagnostics is a world leader in food allergen testing. With over 40 years of experience, our ISO 17025 accredited laboratory specializes in same day ELISA analysis. Samples arriving at our laboratory before noon are run that same day as our standard. In addition, we also offer several PCR analysis options to suit your specific food allergen testing needs.

Bia Diagnostics works with food manufactures of all sizes both nationally and internationally to obtain the Qualitative and Quantitative results they need for label verification. Whether you need to test the “Big 8” to comply with the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act (FALCPA) or beyond for EU and other regulatory bodies, our experts here to help. You’ll find that we have one of the largest food allergen testing portfolios available and are able to test samples ranging from CIP, Swabs, Raw Ingredients and Finished Products.


ELISA Methods

 

LOQ

Almond

 

1.0ppm

Brazil Nut

 

1.0ppm

Casein

 

0.4ppm

Cashew

 

0.9ppm

Coconut

 

2.0ppm

Crustacean

 

2.0ppm

Egg

 

0.5ppm

Fish

 

1.0ppm

Gluten

 

5.0ppm

Gluten- Competitive

 

10.0ppm

Hazelnut

 

1.0ppm

Macadamia Nut

 

0.3ppm

Mollusk

 

1.0ppm

Mustard

 

1.5ppm

Peanut

 

2.0ppm

Pecan

 

0.66ppm

Pine Nut

 

1.5ppm

Pistachio

 

1.0ppm

Sesame

 

2.0ppm

Soy

 

2.0ppm

Total Milk

 

1.0ppm

Walnut

 

2.0ppm

PCR Methods

 

Limit of Detection

Celery

 

0.01% 

Corn

 

0.01%
   

If you require food allergen testing outside of our current offerings, please contact us. We would be happy to work with you to develop a solution or direct you to the best resources for your unique application.



 

Food Authenticity

Bia Diagnostics offers testing to detect the adulteration of food products. Food fraud is the addition of undisclosed and/or prohibited ingredients and is a worldwide problem in human consumed products as well as animal feeds. We utilize state-of-the-art real-time PCR for a wide variety of animal and plant species’ DNA to authenticate your sample.


Species
Bovine
Canine
Equine
Feline
Poultry
Swine
Additional species available upon request.



 

Research & Development

Bia Diagnostics is respected worldwide for our long history of research in the food and nutritional field. We are an active member of the food and nutritional scientific community – including AOAC, IFT, IAFP, AACC and ACS. We devote time and resources to researching the ever-complex world of food science, collaborating with other scientists, including those of major universities, government agencies, and scientific institutions. Our research is published in peer-reviewed journals and we present our findings and posters at scientific conferences and meetings.

 

 

 

Bia Diagnostics offers GMO testing to identify bioengineered or genetically modified organisms that have had an artificial change made within their DNA. To detect these changes, we are using real-time PCR, the gold standard for GMO testing. Bia Diagnostics can provide you with qualitative DNA testing able to detect and identify GMO events that may be present in food, feed or seed.

Crop Species

  • Soybean
  • Corn
        • Canola
  • Alfalfa
  • Cotton
  • Papaya
  • Sugar beet
  • Yellow summer squash, zucchini


GMO Screening Targets

  • p35s
  • tNOS
  • BAR
  • pFMV
  • EPSPS
  • PAT
  • NPTII

 

 

 

Bia Diagnostics offers hemp and Cannabis testing on a variety of matrices, including Cannabis source materials, oils, and infused products. As a food testing company, we are experts in dealing with a variety of different matrices. Using state-of-the-art equipment, we currently test for cannabinoids, terpenes, residual solvents, heavy metals, pesticides, mycotoxins, and microbials. As this industry evolves, so will the regulations and requirements for safe consumption, which we can help you with.

 



  • Cannabinoids: Cannabinoids are the chemical compounds produced by the Cannabis plant and are known to provide relief to a wide range of symptoms including pain, nausea, and inflammation. We test for cannabinoids, including THC and CBD, using high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC).

  • Residual Solvents: Concentrates including waxes, oils, shatters and salves purified with organic solvents must be tested to ensure that remaining solvents are within safe consumption levels. We test for residual solvents using gas chromatography mass spectrometry (GC-MS).

  • Terpenes: Terpenes are the largest and most diverse class of chemicals produced by plants. They are the aroma and taste compounds of Cannabis and have unique therapeutic properties. We test for terpenes using GC-MS.

  • Pesticides and Mycotoxins: Pesticides and mycotoxins (i.e. fungi) are a concern to consumer safety as these molecules can be highly toxic. We test for these contaminants using high performance liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS).

  • Heavy Metals: Heavy metals are harmful toxic elements that are absorbed by the cannabis plant through uptake from the soil, water, and fertilizer. We can test for heavy metals such as Mercury, Lead, Arsenic, and Cadmium using inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS).

  • Microbial Testing: Microbials such as Salmonella and E. coli are a concern to consumer safety and health. We test for these contaminants using real-time polymerase chain reaction (real-time PCR).

 

 





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