Food Tests

Do you think your food made you sick? Do you need your food tested for bacteria, metals, or allergens?

We Can Handle Almost Any Food Testing Need.

How It Works

Order & Pay

Click below on the lab test you need, add it to the cart, and check out.

Package & Ship

Please read our packaging and shipping instructions.  These are certified lab tests--not home test kits!

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Get Your Results

The time it takes to receive your results is listed by each product.

Which Test Do You Need?

Food Poisoning-Single Bacteria

Looking for something specific in your food? We can test food for Salmonella, Listeria, or E.coli and get answers in 8-10 business days.  Requires a 25g sample

$135.00

Food Poisoning Panel

Did your food make you sick, but you’re not sure why? We can test food for Salmonella, Listeria, E.coli and Coliforms in one test!  Get reliable results in 8-10 business days.  This is not a home test kit.

$300.00

Saliva Detection Test in Food

Do you suspect someone spit in your food? Now you can find out with our Saliva Detection Test. Get answers in 8-10 business days. This is not a home test kit.

$95.00

Heavy Metals in Food 5 Panel

Test your food for five common heavy metals:  Arsenic, Mercury, Lead, Cadmium, and Chromium.  This is not a home test kit.

$350.00

Heavy Metals in Food Panel

A complete food test that looks for 30 different heavy metals, This is not a home test kit.

$425.00

High Quality Tests

We only work with the best in the business. Our food test labs use only state of the art testing equipment that reduces risk of contamination and human error while still allowing for fast turnaround.

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Accredited Labs

We only use accredited forensic food testing facilities. Our food test labs are reviewed and re-inspected annually to assure they are maintaining the highest quality standards using state of the art equipment.

Some of these tests are not available to residents of the State of New York.  Please contact us for further information.

 

Expert Care

Our food testing labs are staffed with chemistry and biology experts and have over 40 years of experience in analytical food testing.

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Your Privacy Matters

We understand your need for privacy and discretion when it comes to testing food.  You need only provide as much personal information as you are comfortable.

Food Test Questions You May Have

What kinds of things can you test food for?

We can test food for saliva, bacteria, heavy metals, allergens, mold, staph and more.  If you are looking for something you don't see here, let us know.  Call us at 719-686-6980, or send us a message here.

How do I get started?

Get the information about the test you need on our Food Tests page. Add the test to your cart and check out with your credit card. 

A link to all of the instructions for marking, packaging, and mailing in your sample can be found on the test description page for your specific test. They can also be found here.

For all the tests, print the Sample Submission Form.  Fill it out and send it back in your package.  We will not begin testing without the form.

Once we get your sample, we’ll send you an email to let you know it’s arrived and testing has begun.  When your results are ready, we will send them to you in the manner you’ve indicated on the Sample Submission Form.

These tests are all performed by trained technicians in a certified lab.  None of these are home test kits--we do not send anything to your home.

How do I ship a sample for food testing?

For the metals or saliva food tests, refrigeration of the sample is not necessary, however we do recommend you ship foods that would be refrigerated for next day delivery. Food that has begun to mold cannot be tested for saliva or metals.   All bacteria food testing requires that you ship your sample overnight, with cold packs, and in a cooler.

Here’s a link to complete instructions for packaging and shipping your sample.

Print, fill out, and return the Sample Submission Form with your sample(s). This form must be signed and returned before any testing can begin. We will not begin testing without a signed form.

Can My Results Be Used in Court?

Chain of custody refers to the paperwork trail documenting the way a sample is collected and handled throughout the entire testing process. Since you will be collecting the samples yourself and submitting them privately, you will not have a strict chain of custody. Generally speaking, for results to have a strict chain of custody, the samples must be collected by an unrelated third party such as a hospital, clinic, ME’s office, funeral director, law enforcement, etc. For obvious reasons this rigorous identification and handling procedure is not always going to be possible.  Courts and legal official know this, and the weight the results will be given is up to the agency.  We always recommend you reserve some of your sample in case further testing needs to be done by a law enforcement or other legal agency.

Please note:  The laboratory that provides bacteria and allergen testing does not provide legal support.  The testing is for informational purposes only.

What Our Customers Say

At Christmas my neighbor brought me some food over. I thought it was a very nice thing to do. Then I started getting sick. The Food Poisoning Panel showed it was contaminated with Salmonella. I know she didn’t mean to make me sick, but I’ve learned my lesson. Never eat food you don’t cook yourself!

Mary J

Thank you for your saliva test in food!  I sent in some coffee a co-worker had given me and she had spit in it!  I knew she didn’t like me, but wow!  Who does that?!

Joyce P

I had a terrible reaction to some food a neighbor brought over.  Turns out there was an ingredient I was terribly allergic to.  She didn’t know–I don’t blame her.  Just always know that if you have a food allergy, ask what’s in the food!

Krystn C

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