Minerals, Trace Elements & Heavy Metals

This test is able to analyse a wide range of minerals, trace elements and heavy metals, including aluminium, arsenic, copper, chromium, iron, mercury, lead and zinc in honey.

How does Analytica conduct the test

A sub-sample of honey is taken; acid is added to the honey and it is heated. The samples are diluted and analysed by inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS). 


This is an IANZ accredited test


Test / Price / Turnaround
Mineral, trace element and heavy metal analysis in honey
$10.00 sample preparation + $14.00 first element + $5.00 per additional element (cost per sample)
3 Days

How to take and submit a sample

How to take and submit a sample

To have your honey tested, send approximately 50 g of honey in a plastic pottle with a screw lid. A well-mixed, representative sample is required.

Download and complete our Analysis Request Form either in PDF format or as a Word document, and send it along with your samples to:

Analytica Laboratories Ltd
Ruakura Research Centre
10 Bisley Road,
Hamilton 3240 
New Zealand

Analysis Request Form | PDF

Analysis Request Form | WORD

Please indicate in the ‘Other Tests’ column for Heavy Metals.

Don’t forget to label each sample container with a unique name or code, matching the Sample Identification that you write on the Analysis Request Form. We will invoice you when we report your results. 

Please email the Sample Reception team at sample.receipt@analytica.co.nz if you are sending more than 40 samples to make the most of our testing prices and turnaround times.

To send samples from overseas, please see our instructions and import permits.

*For some ideas on collecting a representative honey sample, have a look at this article published in 'The New Zealand BeeKeeper'..

Analytica Laboratories

P: +64 7 974 4740
E: sales@analytica.co.nz

Ruakura Research Centre,
10 Bisley Road, Private Bag 3123,
Hamilton 3214
New Zealand

IANZ Accredited Laboratory

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