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Radioactivity Testing Service at JaICA (Japan Institute for the Control of Aging) Cs-134/137, I-131  
JaICA provides radioactivity testing services for food and water samples.
Based on 'Test method of radioactive cesium in food' from Japan Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare,
we can detect Cs-134, Cs-137 and I-131 accurately with Gamma spectrometry with germanium semiconductor detector.

JaICA has received ISO 17025: 2005 certification for its radioactvity testing services. ISO/IEC 17025 is the most important standard for calibration and testing laboratories, which has many commonalities with ISO 9001: 2000 standard, but is more specific in requirements for competence.
ILAC-MRA ISO17025:2005 JAB certification No.RTL03750 Testing Certification Body: Japan Accreditation Board (JAB)
Certification Number: RTL03750
Standard: JIS Q 17025:2005 (ISO/IEC 17025:2005)
Scope of Certification: Radioactivity testing services (I-131, Cs-134, and Cs-137)
                                          for food products and beverages
[ Testing categories ]
Radioactivity measurement of cesium-134 (Cs-134), cesium-137 (Cs-137) and iodone-131 (I-131).
[ Methods ]
Nuclide analysis by gamma spectrometry with germanium semiconductor detector.
Based on 'Method for testing radioactive cesium in food': Japan Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare #0315-4 (2012)
[ Equipment ]
Gamma spectrometry with germanium semiconductor detector (Canberra GC4018).

Gamma spectrometry with germanium semiconductor detector (Canberra GC4018)
[ Targets ]
Farm products, vegetables, fruits, tea leaves, water, milk, rice, crops, marine products, stock farm products, miscellaneous processed foods.
[ Regulation for radioactive substances in food products in Japan]
  Upper limit of radioactive cesium concentration
(Bq/kg)
Common foods 100
Baby foods 50
Milk 50
Drining water 10
Source: Notice#0315-1 Japan Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (2012)
[ Samples needed ]
Liquid: 2 L or more
Solid: 2 kg or more
For small amout of samples, please contact our technical manager.
[ Price ]

Price for one sample:

Target Detection limit (Bq/kg) Price
Common foods 5    4,500 JPY (excuding tax)
Milk and baby foods 2.5    4,500 JPY (excuding tax)
Drinking water 0.5    4,500 JPY (excuding tax)
Tea leaf 0.5    6,000 JPY (excuding tax)
NOTE: Detection limits are for Cs-134, Cs-137 and I-131 each.
Payment condition: Prepayment by bank transfer or by credit card.
 
[ Date to answer ]

5 business days
If you would need results urgently, please contact our technical manager.

[ How to order ]
Ordering Please download order sheet, and send it to JaICA by FAX.
→ Order sheet is available HERE.
Radioactivity Testing Service at JaICA (Japan Institute for the Control of Aging) Cs-134/137, I-131
Confirmation: A quotation (confirmation letter) will be sent back from JaICA.
Radioactivity Testing Service at JaICA (Japan Institute for the Control of Aging) Cs-134/137, I-131
Send samples: Please send samples along with your order sheet.
1) Freight cost will be charged to customer.
2) Please make sure that we can't accept samples on holidays.
3) Please use trasport services with adequate condition depending on the nature of samples.
Radioactivity Testing Service at JaICA (Japan Institute for the Control of Aging) Cs-134/137, I-131
Measurement Detection of Cs-134, Cs-137 and I-131 by gamma spectrometry with germanium semiconductor detector.
Radioactivity Testing Service at JaICA (Japan Institute for the Control of Aging) Cs-134/137, I-131
Report A certificate of analysis (written either in Japanese or English) will be sent by email or airmail.
Radioactivity Testing Service at JaICA (Japan Institute for the Control of Aging) Cs-134/137, I-131
Return In principle, samples will be sent back to the client.
 
 
[ Contact ]

Japan Institute for the Control of Aging (JaICA), Nikken SEIL Co., Ltd.
Haruoka 710-1, Fukuroi, Shizuoka 437-0122, Japan
TEL: +81-538-49-0125 / FAX: +81-538-49-1267
E-mail: osp@jaica.com

Radioactivity Testing Service at JaICA (Japan Institute for the Control of Aging) Cs-134/137, I-131
[ CAUTION ] 1) Samples must be stored in polyethylene bag, and must be tightly sealed to prevent leakage.
2) Please send edible part only.
3) Fish samples must be sent without internal organs, head, and bone.
4) Please remove dust and mud, and wash before sending samples.
5) In principle, samples will be returned.
6) Samples with high radioactivity (for example over 1 micro Sv/hour on the surface) will not acceptable.
7) Samples will not be acceptable depending on the nature / condition of samples.
Radioactivity Testing Service at JaICA (Japan Institute for the Control of Aging) Cs-134/137, I-131
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