Total Starch Assay Kit (AA/AMG) (K-TSTA)

Why does the quadruplicate glucose control in your Total Starch Assay Kit (AA/AMG) (K-TSTA) have to be incubated?
Quadruplicate glucose controls are recommended because if the control is incorrect, or questionable, then all the results are in doubt. Product Pag...
Mon, 18 Apr, 2016 at 2:22 PM
Why are duplicate sample measurements recommend when using the Total Starch Assay Kit (AA/AMG) (K-TSTA)?
Duplicate samples are recommended for better accuracy of results. This is especially recommended for for laboratories not familiar with this procedure. ...
Mon, 18 Apr, 2016 at 3:00 PM
Does the Regular Maize Starch that is supplied with the Total Starch Assay Kit (AA/AMG) (K-TSTA) need to be analysed by pre-treating with DMSO? How should the Regular Maize Starch Control be stored?
The Regular Maize Starch does not require DMSO pre-treatment. The value should be about 84% with a moisture content of about 12%, the final dry weight v...
Mon, 18 Apr, 2016 at 2:43 PM
Does the DMSO step used in the Total Starch Assay Kit (AA/AMG) (K-TSTA) solubilise starch that has been vitrified due to malting/kilning?
Yes. We believe that the DMSO step will solubilise vitrified starch in malt. Make sure that the malt is milled to pass a 0.5 mm screen. You could vary...
Mon, 18 Apr, 2016 at 2:49 PM
Is it possible to differentiate between gelatinised and ungelatinised starch in finished products, such as dog food, using the Total Starch Assay Kit (AA/AMG) (K-TSTA)?
We think that there is a better chance of success using the Megazyme Starch Damage Kit. Product Page (K-TSTA)
Mon, 18 Apr, 2016 at 2:50 PM
Is it possible to use the Total Starch Assay Kit (AA/AMG) (K-TSTA) to measure starch levels in plasterboard and related products?
There should be no problem in measuring the starch in plasterboard.It is suggested that you grind about 100 g in a kitchen blender and then fine mill to pa...
Mon, 18 Apr, 2016 at 3:00 PM
Can the Total Starch Assay Kit (AA/AMG) (K-TSTA) be used for samples containing 20% fat or higher?
A 20% fat content could cause a problem for the method. We suggest that the sample be defatted before analysis for starch. Product Page (K-TSTA)
Mon, 18 Apr, 2016 at 3:00 PM
Is it possible to purchase Amyloglucosidase (AMG) of the Total Starch Assay Kit K-TSTA separately?
The product E-AMGDFR is supplied in the same formulation as used in K-TSTA. Product Page (K-TSTA)
Thu, 10 May, 2018 at 3:31 PM
Can the Total Starch Assay Kit (AA/AMG) (K-TSTA) be used to measure extractable starch in corn? This is of particular concern in the corn wet milling.
The Total Starch Assay Kit could measure starch left in a residue, or starch extracted.  No method could measure potential extractable starch, as this will...
Mon, 18 Apr, 2016 at 2:59 PM
Can I use another buffer instead of the MOPS with your Total Starch Assay Kit (AA/AMG) (K-TSTA)? If so, which would be suitable and easily prepared from commonly available laboratory reagents?
You can use phosphate buffer at the same concentration. Product Page (K-TSTA)
Mon, 18 Apr, 2016 at 2:59 PM