Freezing Point - Milk and Dairy

Laboratory Fee Schedule

Procedure: MZZ0405A

Freezing Point - Milk and Dairy
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 

Last updated May 11, 2020