New Lab Services are Available for the Louisiana Sugar Industry

Audubon Sugar Institute Laboratory Service Sample Fees*



*Ag Center Employees please call for rates

Conventional Sugar AnalysesProtein (Bradford Assay)$10
Moisture (oven method)$10
Ash (incinerated)$20
Color (ICUMSA)$10
Color Indicator Value$20
Specialized Sugar AnalysesMannitol, glucose, fructose, and sucrose by IC$95
Sucrose by HPLC$50
Glucose by HPLC$50
Fructose by HPLC$50
Mannitol by HPLC$50
Mannitol by Enzymatic Assay$25
Minerals by IC$75
Organic acids by IC$100
Ethanol and other alcohols by GC$30
Turbidity (nephalometry)$5
Ash by Conductivity$10
Particle size analysis by laser scattering$75
Total, insoluble, and soluble starch (USDA Research method)$10
Enzyme Activity AssaysAmylase (ICUMSA)$0 up to three samples. Afterwards $30
Dextranase (Tent. ICUMSA)$0 up to three samples. Afterwards $10
Specialized Food AnalysesTotal Phenolic Content$10
Antioxidant (ORAC) activity$20
Antioxidant (DPPH) activity$15
Authentication of syrups using IC (Eggleston et al. 2016) method$95
Differentiation between white cane sugar and white beet sugar using IC (Eggleston et al. 2005 method)$95

If you are interested, please contact Chardcie Verret, Tyrenee Foster, or Gillian Eggleston.

Please send samples to the following mailing address:

Audubon Sugar Institute, LSU AgCenter
3845 Highway 75
St. Gabriel, LA 70776
Tel: 225 642-0135 (ext.231 for Chardcie; ext. 226 for Tyrenee; ext. 202 for Gillian)
Fax: 225 642-8790

Distribution of results will depend on the analysis because some analyses take longer than others. Approximately, an analysis will take two weeks. Due to high activity during the Louisiana sugarcane grinding season (Oct to Dec) this could be longer.

If you need rapid results then please contact Chardcie Verret by telephone or email.

Once you have contacted us a quote for the analyses will be issued. Upon distribution of results you will have two weeks for payment. All payments must be paid by check and the check must be paid out to the LSU AgCenter. Please send your payment and associated invoice to:

Ms. Chardcie Verret
Audubon Sugar Institute, LSU AgCenter
3845 Highway 75
St. Gabriel, LA 70776

12/7/2018 6:29:37 PM
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