boar taint analysis

boar taint analysis

Using stable isotopically labeled standards the boar taint compounds androstenone, 3α- and 3β-androstenol, skatole und indole are analysed. We take your back fat, meat juice or biopsy sample.

Whether single samples or large series – we are your reliable partner in all aspects of boar taint analysis.

The stable-isotope dilution assay developed at ELFI Analytik is suggested for inclusion into the EU reference method for boar taint analysis!


In case you are interested we suggest the following publications. Please do not hesitate to contact us!

Synthesis of deuterium-labeled d3-androstenone and d3-skatole for boar taint analysis.
J. Label. Compd. Radiopharm. 2011, 54, 591-596.

Development of a candidate reference method for the simultaneous quantitation of the boar taint compounds androstenone, 3α-androstenol, 3β-androstenol, skatole, and indole in pig fat by means of stable isotope dilution analysis–headspace solid-phase microextraction–gas chromatography/mass spectrometry.
Anal. Chem. 2011, 83, 6785-6791.

Determination of the boar taint compound skatole in meat juice by means of stable isotope dilution analysis–direct immersion–solid phase microextraction–gas chromatography/mass spectrometry.
Meat Sci. 2012, 91, 261-265.