Analytical testing services

Effective April 1, 2019 to March 31, 2020.

Fee code Analytical testing service (1 unit = $137.35) Description of service Required testing days Units required Fee*
2018-2019
Fee*
2019-2020
431 01. 1000 kernel weight Broken kernels and foreign material are handpicked from a sample to create a cleaned sample. The number of kernels in a 20-gram sample is then counted using an electronic seed counter. 1 0.50 $68.68 $70.19
341 02. Additional analysis An additional quality factor or specification will be provided, other than already reported, as required by the client. - 0.27 $36.63 $37.44
348 03. Aflatoxin testing Aflatoxin levels are determined using Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA) technology. 3 2.08 $286.15 $292.45
432 04. Alveograph - flour Results are obtained using the Chopin Alevograph NG following International Association for Cereal Science and Technology (ICC) Standard Method No. 121. Following milling, flour samples are stored for a minimum of seven days prior to analysis. 10 1.90 $260.97 $266.71
433 05. Alveograph - semolina Results are obtained using the Chopin Alevograph NG following American Association of Cereal Chemists International (AACCI) Method 54-30.02. Following milling, semolina samples are stored at room temperature for at least three days prior to analysis. 10 1.90 $260.97 $266.71
356 06. Amylograph Results are obtained by following American Association of Cereal Chemists International (AACCI) Method 22-10.01. Sixty-five grams of flour and 450 millilitres of distilled water are used with the Brabender amylograph and the pin stirrer. Peak viscosity is reported in Brabender units. 8 2.42 $331.93 $339.23
345 07. Berlese test A Berlese test is used to detect and identify insect infestations. 2 0.25 $34.34 $35.10
361 08. Chlorophyll index - reference method Chlorophyll content is determined using the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 10519:1997/American Oil Chemists’ Society (AOCS) Ak2-92 Method. Results are provided in milligrams per kilogram. 2 1.75 $240.37 $245.66
434 09. Chlorophyll NIR Chlorophyll content is determined using a Dickey John Instalab Near-Infrared Reflectance (NIR) Analyzer. 2 0.83 $114.46 $116.98
351 10. Falling number Falling number is determined using American Association of Cereal Chemists International (AACCI) Method 56-81.04. 5 0.83 $114.46 $116.98
357 11. Farinograph Results are determined using American Association of Cereal Chemists International (AACCI) Method 54-21.02., following the procedure for constant flour weight using the small (50g) bowl. Following milling, flour samples are stored for a minimum of seven days prior to analysis. 10 1.33 $183.14 $187.17
362 12. Fatty acid composition The fatty acid profile of oil is determined by gas chromatography of fatty acid methyl esters according to: International Organization for Standardization (ISO) methods 12966-1:2014 Part 1: Guidelines on modern gas chromatography of fatty acid methyl esters; and ISO 12966-2:2011 Part 2: Preparation of methyl esters of fatty acid. 2 3.23 $444.10 $453.87
364 13. Free fatty acids Free fatty acid content is provided and expressed as a percentage of weight of oleic acid in the extracted oil using method of Ke et al., Analytica Chimica Acta 99:387-391 (1978). 2 2.30 $315.91 $322.86
435 14. Genetically modified organisms (GMO) - Roundup Ready® - single sample The presence of Roundup Ready® gene in soybeans is determined using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) technology. Test results are reported as positive/negative at 0.3% threshold level of detection. 7 3.92 $537.96 $549.80
436 15. Genetically modified organisms (GMO) - Roundup Ready® - 2 to 4 samples The presence of Roundup Ready® gene in soybeans is determined using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) technology. Test results are reported as positive/negative at 0.3% threshold level of detection. 7 2.03 $279.28 $285.42
437 16. Genetically modified organisms (GMO) - Roundup Ready® - 5 or more samples The presence of Roundup Ready® gene in soybeans is determined using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) technology. Test results are reported as positive/negative at 0.3% threshold level of detection. 7 1.42 $194.58 $198.86
349 17. Germination energy Germination energy is determined using American Society of Brewing Chemists (ASBC) Method Barley-3c. 7 1.50 $206.03 $210.56
438 18. Glucosinolate Total glucosinolate content is determined using Near-Infrared Reflectance (NIR). 2 0.83 $114.46 $116.98
439 19. Gluten index Gluten index is determined using American Association of Cereal Chemists International (AACCI) Method 38-12.02. 5 1.33 $183.14 $187.17
440 20. Glyphosate confirmatory analysis The glyphosate content of the sample, initially obtained by enyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) technology, is assessed using liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry. 7 1.25 $171.69 $175.47
441 21. Glyphosate - ELISA single sample The glyphosate content of the sample is determined by using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) technology. 7 3.42 $469.28 $479.60
442 22. Glyphosate - ELISA 2 to 3 samples The glyphosate content of the sample is determined by using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) technology. 7 1.87 $256.39 $262.03
443 23. Glyphosate - ELISA 4 or more samples The glyphosate content of the sample is determined by using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) technology. 7 1.38 $188.86 $193.01
444 24. Iodine value Iodine value of the oil is determined by the American Oil Chemists’ Society (AOCS) recommended practice Cd 1c-85 (re-approved 2009). Iodine value is calculated using the fatty acid composition of the oil following the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Methods 12966-1:2014 and 12966-2:2011. 2 3.23 $444.10 $453.87
445 25. Malting barley varietal purity Simple sequence repeat (SSR) markers are amplified by polymerase chain reaction from deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) extracted from 144 randomly selected kernels. The resulting fragments are characterized by polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis and the SSR genotypes are compared to those in the Canadian Grain Commission’s Grain Research Laboratory reference catalogue for barley varieties registered in Canada. 4 7.50 $1,030.13 $1052.79
358 26. Milling Wheat is cleaned, scoured and tempered overnight to optimum moisture as described by Dexter and Tipples (1987), Milling 180(7):16, 18-20. All millings at the Canadian Grain Commission’s Grain Research Laboratory are performed in rooms with environmental control maintained at 21ºC and at 60% relative humidity. 5 3.08 $423.50 $432.82
446 27. Moisture test - rapid Whole grain moisture is determined using the Perten AM5200-A moisture meter or by Near-Infrared Transmittance (NIT) FOSS Infratec 1241 grain analyzers. Analyses are limited to existing installed calibrations. 2 0.27 $36.63 $37.44
447 28. Moisture test - air oven Whole or ground grain moisture is determined using approved reference air oven methods. 5 1.00 $137.35 $140.37
448 29. Mycotoxin confirmatory analysis The mycotoxin content of the sample, initially obtained by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) technology or ultra-high performance liquid chromatography (UPLC) with fluorescence detection, is assessed using liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry. 7 1.60 $219.76 $224.59
353 30. Ochratoxin A (OTA) - single result OTA content of the sample is tested by Ultra-High Performance Liquid Chromatography (UPLC) with fluorescence detection. 7 10.75 $1,476.53 $1509.01
449 31. Ochratoxin A (OTA) - 2 to 3 results OTA content of the sample is tested by Ultra-High Performance Liquid Chromatography (UPLC) with fluorescence detection. 7 5.88 $808.09 $825.87
450 32. Ochratoxin A (OTA) - 4 or more results OTA content of the sample is tested by Ultra-High Performance Liquid Chromatography (UPLC) with fluorescence detection. 7 4.08 $560.85 $573.19
363 33. Oil content NMR Oil content of the sample is determined using Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 10565:1992. 2 0.92 $125.91 $128.68
451 34. Oil content FOSFA Oil content of the sample is determined using Federation of Oils, Seeds and Fats Association (FOSFA) Wet Chemistry Method, International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 659. 4 12.00 $1,648.22 $1684.48
452 35. Oil content NIR Oil content of the sample is determined using Near-Infrared Reflectance (NIR). 2 0.83 $114.46 $116.98
453 36. Oil content NIT Oil content of the sample is determined using Near-Infrared Transmittance (NIT) FOSS Infratec 1241 – soybeans only. 2 0.27 $36.63 $37.44
359 37. Protein CNA Protein content of the sample is determined by Combustion Nitrogen Analysis (CNA). 3 0.83 $114.46 $116.98
454 38. Protein NIT Protein content of the sample is determined by Near-Infrared Transmittance (NIT) FOSS Infratec 1241 – limited to existing installed calibrations. 2 0.27 $36.63 $37.44
455 39. Protein NIR Crude protein content of the sample is determined by method Near-Infrared Reflectance (NIR). With appropriate grain samples, American Oil Chemists’ Society (AOCS) Official Method Ba4e-93 (revised 2011) is used to develop the calibration. 2 0.83 $114.46 $116.98
343 40. Test weight A mechanical test to determine the density of grain. 2 0.25 $34.34 $35.10
457 41. Trace elements - single element Results obtained by inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry and could include results for one or multiple elements (cadmium, arsenic, or lead; possibility for other elements upon request) per sample. 4 2.28 $313.16 $320.05
458 42. Trace elements - each additional element Results obtained by inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry and could include results for one or multiple elements (cadmium, arsenic, or lead; possibility for other elements upon request) per sample. 4 0.38 $52.19 $53.34
344 43. Vomitoxin/Deoxynivalenol (DON) - ELISA 1 to 3 samples Vomitoxin (Deoxynivalenol or DON) levels of the sample are tested using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) technology. 5 1.50 $206.03 $210.56
459 44. Vomitoxin/Deoxynivalenol (DON) - ELISA 4 or more samples Vomitoxin (Deoxynivalenol or DON) levels of the sample are tested using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) technology. 5 0.83 $114.46 $116.98
360 45. Wet gluten content

The wet gluten content of the sample is determined using one of the following methods:

  1. Flour (subsequent to milling service) – International Association for Cereal Science and Technology (ICC) Standard Method 137/1;
  2. Semolina (subsequent to milling service)
  3. Whole wheat – American Association of Cereal Chemists International (AACCI) Standard Method 38-12.02, following the procedure for whole meal.
Data is reported on a 13.5% moisture basis for whole wheat and a 14.0% moisture basis for semolina.
5 1.33 $183.14 $187.17
365 46. Whole seed analysis Additional oilseed analysis (e.g. glucosinolates, protein, chlorophyll, oil) performed by method Near-Infrared Reflectance (NIR). For each specified analysis, the instrument is calibrated with the reference analytical method for the analyte using appropriate samples. 2 1.63 $224.34 $229.28
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