Skip header navigation

Nutrition Analytical Services

We’re a commercial analytical service providing advice and analysis to the aquaculture, agriculture, food and drink, and human health sectors across the world.

The Nutrition Analytical Service (NAS) was created in 1998 and we’re internationally recognised as a centre of excellence for nutrition research with specific focus on lipids and fatty acids. Our laboratories are equipped with HPLC, LCMSMS, GC, GCMS and GCMSMS capabilities as well as modern sample preparation facilities.

We’re an independent laboratory and we pride ourselves on delivering customer satisfaction and a confidential service. We’ve customers and partners across the globe and can advise on importation and customs requirements

As well as providing analytical services relating to feeds, we also provide a service for the analysis of human and animal clinical samples, especially blood fatty acid analysis. You can find out more information on our blood spot test guide.

Analytical measurements

Nutrition Analytical Service can offer the following analytical measurements.

  • Oil/Fat content of feeds fish and raw materials
  • Lipid class analysis
  • Fatty acid analysis by gas chromatography
  • Omega 3 status of blood and tissue samples
  • Acid, peroxide and anisidine values of oils and feeds
  • TBARS
  • Carotenoid and Xanthophyll pigments
  • Vitamin E
  • Moisture
  • Protein
  • Ash
  • Dioxins
  • PCBs
  • PBDE’s

Contact us

Please contact James Dick (j.r.dick@stir.ac.uk) or Fiona Strachan (fiona.strachan@stir.ac.uk) for further information.

Scroll back to the top