Phosphatase - Fluorometer - Milk and Dairy

Laboratory Fee Schedule

Procedure: MZZ0384A



Phosphatase- Fluorometer- Milk and Dairy

Synonym(s): Fluorometer, Fluorophos, Phosphatase
Requisition Form G-84; G-21; G-21 RR
Test Description The Phosphatase test accurately determines whether raw milk was properly pasteurized, and if necessary determine the origin of the phosphatase activity detected.
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

Pasteurized Cow/Goat Milk

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 FORM FDA/NCIMS 2400j-1 Advanced Instruments Fluorophos ALP Test
Turn-around Time 4 Days


Common Causes for Rejection

•  Insufficient specimen

•  Not collected by a Registered Sanitarian

•  Improperly stored

•  Failure to meet shipping guidelines

Additional Information N/A