Freezing Point - Milk and Dairy

Laboratory Fee Schedule

Procedure: MZZ0405A

Synonym(s): Cryoscope, Added Water
Requisition Form G-84; G-21; G-21 RR
Test Description Assay utilizing the Cryoscope technology to detect added water in Milk. 
Pre-Approval Needed Regulatory
Supplemental Information Required N/A
Supplemental Form(s) N/A  
Performed on Specimens from (sources) Food
Sample/Specimen Type for Testing

Milk samples.

Minimum Volume/Size Required

100 mL

Storage/Preservation Prior to Shipping
  • Place milk sample in sterile zip-lock or whirlpack bag or other sterile plastic container.
  • Store on ice.  Must be kept between 0.0°C and 4.5°C.
Transport Medium N/A
Specimen Labeling Sample Identification must match submission form.
Shipping and Specimen Handling Requirements
  • Ship samples on Ice and/or Ice Packs.
  • Samples must be shipped for overnight delivery.
  • Ship according to Dangerous Good Regulations, IATA, and/or CFR 49.
Method Advanced Instruments Cryoscope
Turn-around Time 4 Days

•  The sample must be tested within 60 hours of collection. 

Common Causes for Rejection
  • Insufficient specimen
  • Not collected by a Registered Sanitarian
  • Improperly stored.
  • Failure to meet shipping guidelines.
Additional Information N/A