Heavy Metals Analysis Sampling Requirements for Toxicology

COMPOUND SAMPLE TYPE QUANTITY
Metals:
Cadmium Liver, Kidney 10 g
Copper Serum
Liver, Kidney
2 ml
10 g
Iron Liver, Kidney 10 g
Lead Anticoagulated Whole Blood (Heparin or EDTA)

Liver, Kidney

1 ml

10 g

Selenium Serum

Liver, Kidney

1 ml
10 g
Zinc Serum
Liver, Kidney
2 ml
10 g

*Ensure samples are in suitable leak proof container. It is recommended to ship samples frozen with ice packs.

Vitamin Analysis Sampling Requirements for Toxicology

COMPOUND SAMPLE TYPE QUANTITY
Vitamins:
Vitamin A Serum 3 ml
Vitamin E Serum

Liver

3 ml
10 g

For vitamin assays, serum should be removed from the clot as soon as the clot has formed; seal the tube tightly, avoiding light, and submit immediately, packed on ice or freeze at -15˚C, long-term storage at -75˚C.

Vitamin E in liver analysis is dependent on the condition of the tissue, degraded or liver in poor condition may produce unreliable results. Ensure tissue is kept frozen until it reaches the laboratory for testing, ship frozen with ice packs. Ensure sample is in a leak proof container.

Aquatic Sampling Requirements for Toxicology

DRUG RESIDUES SAMPLE TYPE QUANTITY
Oxytetracycline ^Feed
^Salmon Flesh
100 g

100 g

Emamectin ^Feed

Fillets

100 g

100 g

*Florfenicol Fillets 20 g

^ISO/IEC 17025 accredited test method

  • Ensure fillets and salmon flesh are kept frozen until they reach the laboratory for testing, ship frozen with ice packs. Samples must be packaged in a new or disinfected suitable primary container which has been disinfected on the outside and then placed in a suitable secondary container with enough absorbent material, and the outside disinfected.

Carotenoid Analysis Sampling Requirements

COMPOUND SAMPLE TYPE QUANTITY
**Astaxanthin Feed

Fillets

100 g
100 g
**Canthaxanthin Feed

Fillets

100 g
100 g

**Please contact lab before submitting samples.

  • Ensure fillets are kept frozen until they reach the laboratory for testing, ship frozen with ice packs. Ensure fillets and salmon flesh are kept frozen until they reach the laboratory for testing, ship frozen with ice packs. Samples must be packaged in a new or disinfected suitable primary container which has been disinfected on the outside and then placed in a suitable secondary container with enough absorbent material, and the outside disinfected.