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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.

iCheck iLab Content

Stand for reagent vials

1x

USB cable for data transfer to computer

1x

Battery charger and 4 rechargeable batteries

1x

iCheck Carotene with metal cap

1x

User Manual and software on USB stick

1x

Digital balance and calibration weight

1x

iCheck Test Kit Content

Syringe

100x

Needle

100x

Vial

100x

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

0.4mL (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

Enviroment

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 KIT

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

Optional equipment 

Manual centrifuge, 50 mL falcons, weighing dishes, reference samples

How it works

iCheck Carotene is comparable
to reference methods

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