Nutrient Analysis Research Laboratory
Location: 4th floor, UTEP College of Health Sciences/School of Nursing Building
Lab Director: Dr. Maria Duarte
Study Types: Food composition & nutrient analysis
The Nutrient Analysis Laboratory is equipped for the analysis of the energy content and macro- and micro-nutrient composition of food and biological samples. The equipment includes a Pekin-Elmer AAnalyst 700 atomic absorption spectrometer with graphite furnace, Goldfisch fat extractor, crude fiber apparatus, combination Kjeldahl digestion and distillation, Rapidstill 1 Microdigestor, large muffle oven, lab oven, Sartorius GP5202 precision balance, Sartorius GP503 class II balance, OHAUS moisture balance, pH meter and other assorted small equipment.