iCheck Carotene

iCheck Carotene measures total carotenoids in food and biological fluids

iCheck™ Carotene is a state-of-the–art and the first of its kind portable photometer. It 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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iCheck iLab Content

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iCheck Test Kit Content

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Technical Data
SAMPLE

  • 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: 0.4 mL (400 μL)

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

DEVICE

  • 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

  • Environment: 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)

TEST KITS

  • 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