Biogenic Amines - fish

Trilogy Analytical Laboratory offers Biogenic Amine testing performed by High Pressure Liquid Chromatography.

Our Biogenic Amine screen is accredited under our ISO 17025:2005 scope and the turn-around time for results is 7-10 business days.

Biogenic Amines Package 1:

  • Histamine

Biogenic Amines Package 2:

  • Cadaverine
  • Histamine
  • β-Phenethylamine
  • Tryptamine
  • Putrescine
  • Spermadine
  • Spermine
  • Tyramine

Biogenic Amines Testing

Wine, cheese and grapesBiogenic Amines can be found in a number of food products including fish, cheese, meats, and fermented products such as wine or beer. Formed mainly by decarboxylation of free amino acids, some biogenic amines in high concentrations have been found to cause migraines, headaches, gastric and intestinal problems, pseudo-allergic responses, and changes in blood pressure.

Histamine has been linked to several food poisoning outbreaks involving both fish and cheese products. Because biogenic amine levels increase over time, high concentrations may also be an indicator of food quality and freshness.

The control of Biogenic Amines is an important step in food quality and safety. Like all of our testing, Trilogy guarantees reliable results with a fast turn-around.

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