Mark LeBlanc, Rankins, Tramecha
Perkin Elmer ICP-OES
Seal High Resolution Digital Colorimeters (Auto Analyzers)
Flash EA 1112 Combustion Nitrogen Analyzer
Fat and Fiber Section
SoxtecTM 2050 Systems
ANKOMHCl Hydrolysis System
ANKOM XT15 Extractor
ANKOM 2000 Fiber Analyzer
Pesticide (Residue & Formulation) and Chemical Analysis on a variety of matrices.
HP Gas Chromatographs (GC) with ECD, NPD, FID detectors
HP Gas Chromatogrpah with Mass Spectroscopy (GC/MS)
Waters Acquity UPLC/ MS with PDA UV-Vis and TQ (MS/MS) detectors
Agilent 1290 LC System with ABSciex 3200 Triple Quadruple detector
Waters LC System with Refractive Index, PDA and Florescence detector
Waters LC System with PDA, Florescence and UV-Vis detectors
Micro Section does microbial analysis as well as Aflatoxin and Fumonisin analysis
Waters LC Systems with Florescence and UV-Vis detectors
BAX Q7 PCR unit (conventional and Real time PCR) that routinely analyzes E.coli STEC, Listeria monocytogenes, Salmonella spp and Vibrio spp. Other kits are available too but not currently used in the lab.
Smart Cycler Real time PCR unit.
Vitek2 Compact automated biochemical based bacterial identification system
Seal AA3 Protein Auto Analyzer
Metrohm Titrator for analyzing salt and lime samples
The lab also has 3, 4 and 5 decimal place balances, centrifuges, Tecator block digestion units and CEM MARS Xpress Microwave unit.
The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture