Test: Total Plate Count

Accreditation status

ISO/IEC 17025:2017 from Emirates International Accreditation Centre (EIAC, formerly known as DAC). Valid until 01/09/2022

Test specifications:

 

a)       Test method:

ISO 4833-1 Pour Plate Technique at 30oC

b)      Sample matrix:

Food intended for human consumption (raw, processed, packed, ready to eat etc.)

Milk and dairy products

c)       Test method detection limit:

1 cfu/ml for liquid food

10 cfu/g for solid food

d)      Sample Volume/Amount:

Minimum 60ml liquid and 250g of solid food

e)      Sample submission

CVRL does not conduct site visiting and sampling. Refer ‘Guidelines For Sample

f)        TAT

3 - 4 working days

g)       Results:

Refer ‘Guidelines For Sample

h)      MU:

Measurement Uncertainty shall we provided upon request.

Whenever MU has to be applied for interpretation of results; the customer shall be notified in advance for confirmation.

Test: Brucella culture

Accreditation status

ISO 17025:2005 from International Accreditation Service, US. Valid until July 2021

This test is not EIAC Accredited.

Test specifications:

 

a)       Test method:

OIE Manual of Diagnostic Test and Vaccines for Terrestrial Animals, Chapter 2.1.4

b)      Sample matrix:

Tissues, organs, lymph nodes, swabs, body fluid, placenta, blood in sodium citrate tube, milk, carcass etc.

c)       Sample Volume/Amount:

Minimum 60ml milk

Body fluids not less than 3ml

Appropriate amount of lesion tissues/organs

d)      Sample submission

CVRL does not conduct site visiting and sampling. Refer ‘Guidelines For Sample’.

e)      TAT

12 -18  working days

f)        Results:

Refer ‘Guidelines For Sample

Test: Total Coliform Count

Accreditation status

ISO/IEC 17025:2017 from Emirates International Accreditation Centre (EIAC, formerly known as DAC). Valid until 01/09/2022

Test specifications:

 

a)       Test method:

ISO 4832 Pour Plate Technique

b)      Sample matrix:

Food intended for human consumption (raw, processed, packed, ready to eat etc.)

Milk and dairy products

c)       Test method detection limit:

1 cfu/ml for liquid food

10 cfu/g for solid food

d)      Sample Volume/Amount:

Minimum 60ml liquid and 250g of solid food

e)      Sample submission

CVRL does not conduct site visiting and sampling. Refer ‘Guidelines For Sample’.

f)        TAT

3 - 4 working days

g)       Results:

Refer ‘Guidelines For Sample

h)      MU:

Measurement Uncertainty shall we provided upon request.

Whenever MU has to be applied for interpretation of results; the customer shall be notified in advance for confirmation.

Test: E.coli enumeration

Accreditation status

ISO/IEC 17025:2017 from Emirates International Accreditation Centre (EIAC, formerly known as DAC). Valid until 01/09/2022

Test specifications:

 

a)       Test method:

ISO 4832 Pour Plate Technique

b)      Sample matrix:

Food intended for human consumption (raw, processed, packed, ready to eat etc.)

Milk and dairy products

c)       Test method detection limit:

1 cfu/ml for liquid food

10 cfu/g for solid food

d)      Sample Volume/Amount:

Minimum 60ml liquid and 250g of solid food

e)      Sample submission

CVRL does not conduct site visiting and sampling. Refer ‘Guidelines For Sample’.

f)        TAT

3 - 4 working days

g)       Results:

Refer ‘Guidelines For Sample

h)      MU:

Measurement Uncertainty shall we provided upon request.

Whenever MU has to be applied for interpretation of results; the customer shall be notified in advance for confirmation.

Test: Staphylococcus aureus - enumeration

Accreditation status

ISO 17025:2005 from International Accreditation Service, US. Valid until July 2021 for food analysis excluding milk.

ISO/IEC 17025:2017 from Emirates International Accreditation Centre (EIAC, formerly known as DAC) for milk and dairy products. Valid until 01/09/2022

Test specifications:

 

a)       Test method:

Bacteriological Analytical Manual Chapter 12 -  Direct Plate Count Method for food analysis

ISO 6888-1:1999 for milk and dairy products

b)      Sample matrix:

Food intended for human consumption (raw, processed, packed, ready to eat etc.)

Milk and dairy products

c)       Test method detection limit:

1 cfu/ml for liquid food

10 cfu/g for solid food

d)      Sample Volume/Amount:

Minimum 60ml liquid and 250g of solid food

e)      Sample submission

CVRL does not conduct site visiting and sampling. Refer ‘Guidelines For Sample’.

f)        TAT

3 - 4 working days

g)       Results:

Refer ‘Guidelines For Sample

h)      MU:

Measurement Uncertainty shall we provided upon request.

Whenever MU has to be applied for interpretation of results; the customer shall be notified in advance for confirmation.

Test: Salmonella - detection

Accreditation status

ISO/IEC 17025:2017 from Emirates International Accreditation Centre (EIAC, formerly known as DAC). Valid until 01/09/2022

Test specifications:

 

a)       Test method:

Bacteriological Analytical Manual Chapter 5 - Salmonella with deviation in test temperature at 41.5oC ± 1oC

b)      Sample matrix:

Food intended for human consumption (raw, processed, packed, ready to eat etc.)

Milk and dairy products

c)       Sample Volume/Amount:

Minimum 60ml liquid and 250g of solid food

d)      Sample submission

CVRL does not conduct site visiting and sampling. Refer ‘Guidelines For Sample’.

e)      TAT

5 - 9 working days

f)        Results:

Refer ‘Guidelines For Sample

Test: Listeria monocytogenes - detection

Accreditation status

ISO/IEC 17025:2017 from Emirates International Accreditation Centre (EIAC, formerly known as DAC). Valid until 01/09/2022

Test specifications:

 

a)       Test method:

Adopted from the Institute of Food Hygiene/Animal Clinic Germany, source of which is ISO 11290-1:2017 Part 1 - Detection method

b)      Sample matrix:

Food intended for human consumption (raw, processed, packed, ready to eat etc.)

Milk and dairy products

c)      Sample Volume/Amount:

Minimum 60ml liquid and 250g of solid food

d)      Sample submission

CVRL does not conduct site visiting and sampling. Refer ‘Guidelines For Sample’.

e)        TAT

5 - 8 working days

f)       Results:

Refer ‘Guidelines For Sample

Test:  Antibiotic residue analysis (Quantitative)

Accreditation status

Not Accredited

Test specifications:

 

a)       Test method:

Chemiluminescent Immunoassay

b)      Sample matrix:

Egg, honey, meat, milk, fish

c)       Test method detection limit:

Antibiotic assay in milk is qualitative test and for other matrices it is quantitative assay

Please contact lab for detection limit of analytes

d)      Sample Volume/Amount:

60ml milk, 250g solid food, 5 x eggs

e)      Sample submission

CVRL does not conduct site visiting and sampling. Refer ‘Guidelines For Sample’.

f)        TAT

3 - 4 working days

g)       Results:

Refer ‘Guidelines For Sample

Test: Mycotoxin Analysis

Accreditation status

Not Accredited

Test specifications:

 

a)       Test method:

Chemiluminescent Immunoassay

b)      Sample matrix:

Cereal and cereal based feed

c)       Test method detection limit:

An array of 10 mycotoxins is screened in the assay. Please contact lab for detection limit of analytes

d)      Sample Volume/Amount:

250g feed

e)      Sample submission

CVRL does not conduct site visiting and sampling. Refer ‘Guidelines For Sample’.

f)        TAT

3 - 4 working days

g)       Results:

Refer ‘Guidelines For Sample

Test: Taylorella equigenitalis (CEM) culture

Accreditation status

ISO 17025:2005 from International Accreditation Service, US. Valid until July 2021

This test is not EIAC Accredited

Test specifications:

 

a)       Test method:

OIE Manual of Diagnostic Test and Vaccines for Terrestrial Animals, Chapter 2.5.2

b)      Sample matrix:

Refer ‘Equine Recommendation

d)      Sample Volume/Amount:

Refer ‘Equine Recommendation

e)      Sample submission

Refer ‘Guidelines For Sample’ and ‘Equine Recommendation

f)        TAT

4 - 6 working days

g)       Results:

Refer ‘Guidelines For Sample

 

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