SPE QuEChERs

Determine Pesticide Levels in Food Samples

Applied Separations offers QuEChERS (Quick Easy, Cheap, Effective, Rugged, and Safe… pronounced "ketchers") products for determining pesticide levels in food samples. These products make it simple to prepare your food samples for analysis with:

  • High recoveries
  • Accurate results
  • High sample throughput
  • Minimal solvent use
  • Less labor
  • Lower Costs
  • Simple glassware

Applied Separations offers complete QuEChERS Mini Kits containing pre-weighed salt and buffer packets, 50mL centrifuge tubes for extraction, and sorbent cleanup tubes packaged in either a 2mL or 15mL centrifuge tubes. The QuEChERS Mini Kits provide 10 extraction salt packets, 10 extraction centrifuge tubes (50mLs), and 10 sorbent cleanup centrifuge tubes (either 2mL or 15mL.)

The complete QuEChERS Mini Kits are grouped based upon the QuEChERS method you select, your fruit or vegetable matrix type, and sample size required.

QuEChERs

The QuEChERS Mini Kits provide a convenient, inexpensive alternative to QuEChERS kits that require an analyst to purchase a minimum of 50 to 100 tests per kit that cost thousands of dollars. Why break your budget and have excess inventory sitting on the shelf?

The Applied Separations Mini Test Kits allow you to purchase 10 tests at a time for AOCS 2007.01, EN 15662, or the original 2003 QuEChERS methods.

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The complete QuEChERS Mini Kits are grouped based upon the QuEChERS method you select, your fruit or vegetable matrix type, and sample size required.

Simply select your QuEChERS method which defines the extraction salts and buffers that are contained in preweighed packets. Next, select your fruit or vegetable matrix type which determines the preferred sorbent cleanup compositions and finally select the size of your sample and extract required for your analysis. The selection of sample size (10 or 15 grams) determines the amount of extraction salts contained in a salt packet and the extract size (1, 6, or 8mLs) determines the amount of sorbents contained in convenient 2 or 15mL centrifuge tubes.

How to use QuEChERs - the Basics

The original QuEChERS method is non-buffered, and was developed by M. Anastassiades, S.J. Lehotay, D. Stanjnbaher and F. J. Schenck in 2003 and published in the Journal of AOAC.