From July through October 2001, Standard Latte Laboratory, which is part of the Associazione Italiana Allevatori (Italian Breeders Association) ran 2,500 tests to assess CDR FoodLab® method.
The functional tests were aimed at determining the Milk Urea Nitrogen (MUN) in milk of cows, buffalos and sheeps.
These tests validate the analysis method (CDR FoodLab® method) of all the analysis systems of the CDR FoodLab® Line, comprising the new versions of the systems: CDR BeerLab® and Junior, CDR WineLab® , CDR FoodLab® for fats and oils. FoodLab is the preceding version of CDR FoodLab® .
The following tests were performed:
- Determination of the testing time
- Measurement of the temperature in each well
- Repeatability tests
- System calibration
- System linearity
- Sensitivity and recovery tests
- Variation of the batches
- Test aimed at controlling possible interferences with fats
- Dilution tests
- CDR FoodLab® can be used to determine the concentration of Urea with no prior sample processing.
- The thermostating of the 15 wells (37° C ± 0,4° C) was consistent and the differences reported were within the stated tolerance.
- Manual operations had not impact on the results.
- Repeatability was generally good.