HomeFrequently Asked Questions


What happens to a sample once it is provided to the lab? / Explain the sample journey in the lab.
How long does testing typically take before results are available?

The time required for any sample analysis depends on factors like the type of tests/parameters involved in the analysis, the time required for sample preparation, the test method being followed, the current workload and the schedule followed by the lab.

A microbiological analysis can take anywhere from 3 to 10 days, whereas Chemical or instrument analysis can take 2 to 10 days. At times, confirmation tests and repeat tests are also conducted before finalising the results.

What will laboratory testing cost me? Do you provide a quotation/proforma invoice?

We provide a detailed quotation which contains the following details:

  1.  Sample and the Tests/Parameters
  2. Test Methods
  3.  Analysis Charges
  4. Quantity of sample to be submitted for the analysis
  5. Time required for analysis
  6. Validity of the quotation
  7. Bank details
  8. Address for submitting sample
  9. Contact details
What is Nutritional Value? Which tests/parameters are included in it?

Nutritional value refers to contents of food and the impact of constituents on body. It relates to  carbohydrates, fats, fat profile, proteins, minerals, additives, enzymes, vitamins, sugar intake, cholesterol, fat and salt intake. Nutritional information is to be displayed on the food product as per the Food Safety and Standard Authority of India (FSSAI) guidelines.

5. What is FSSAI? Is Qualichem Laboratories FSSAI recognized?

FSSAI stands for Food Safety and Standards Authority of India. Food Safety and Standards Authority of India is an autonomous body established under the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India. The FSSAI has been established under the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006, which is a consolidating statute related to food safety and regulation in India. More can be read on  https://www.fssai.gov.in/


What is NABL?Is Qualichem Laboratories accredited as per ISO/IEC 17025:2018?

NABL stands for National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories. It is an accreditation body, with its accreditation system established in accordance with ISO/ IEC 17011. More can be read on https://nabl-india.org/

What is BIS?

BIS is the National Standard Body of India established under the BIS Act 2016 for the harmonious development of the activities of standardization, marking and quality certification of goods and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto. More can be read on https://bis.gov.in/

How to estimate shelf life of any food/pharma product?

Shelf life of a product is the length of time a product remains stable, fit for consumption or saleable. Shelf life must be mentioned on the product packet as a regulatory requirement. Different factors like packaging, the manufacturing process, ingredients and storage conditions affect the shelf life of the product.

Multiple tests are conducted to determine the shelf life of a food or pharmaceutical product by examining how the product changes over time and other environmental factors. The tests include chemical, analytical, sensory and microbiological parameters. A well conducted stability study ensures that the product quality will remain stable throughout the period.

Who will analyse the sample?

Qualified and experienced chemists and microbiologists will analyse the samples under the guidance of our expert technical supervisors.

Will the identity of a sample’s result be protected?

Yes. The identity of each sample of each customer will be protected by Qualichem Laboratories during analysis.


Can the customer get the remnant sample back post analysis?

Yes, the customer can place a request for getting the remnant sample (if any) post analysis.
This request must be placed at the time of sample submission.

What are the details needed by the laboratory along with the sample/s? What is a sample intimation letter? Is it mandatory to bring a sample intimation letter along with the sample?

A sample intimation letter is a letter providing the information

What services do you provide?

visit our service section to explore.

What are the payment options available at Qualichem Laboratories?

Payment can be made via cash, cheque, DD, RTGS/NEFT. Bank details are as follows:
Bank Details as below:
Account No: 10983997216


Is Qualichem Laboratories registered under the Central Goods and Services Act, 2017 (GST)?

Yes, GSTIN of Qualichem Laboratories is 27AASPN1858K1ZZ. Please email us on
qualichem.finance@gmail.com or ql@qualichemlabs.com for the GST certificate.

Will the laboratory issue a separate report for every individual sample?

Yes, every individual sample is a separate entity and a separate report will be issued for the
same. In case of a project, the report format will be different.

Does Qualichem Laboratories undertake sampling activities?

Yes, Qualichem Laboratories undertakes sampling activities. Please email us on
ql@qualichemlabs.com, qualichemlab@gmail.com for further discussion.

Does Qualichem Laboratories provide training to graduate and post graduate students?

Yes, Qualichem Laboratories provides training to graduate and post graduate students on an
ad-hoc basis currently. Structured training programs will be conducted in the future.