Metals and Trace Elements

Analytica uses ICP-MS for analysis of metals and trace elements in water, soil, and biological samples.  With a very broad scope of 38 accredited elements (and capability to add more as required), it is easy to customise a suite that meets a specific need.

A full list of accredited elements, including detection limits specific to matrix type, is available on request and can be found in the ACE - Analytica Cost Estimate pricing tool.

For simplicity, we have created groups of elements in suites at very competitive prices to enable our clients to affordably get the information that they need.

Standard heavy metals suites include:

Timber Site Metals Suite – a suite of Cu, Cr, As and B to cover the common requirement of timber treatment sites.

Heavy Metals – suites of 7, 8, or 10 metals (total group includes B, As, Be, Cd, Cu, Cr, Hg, Ni, Pb and Zn)

Bioavailability (Lead and Arsenic) - Human Health Risk assessment through Bioaccessibility testing in Lead and Arsenic. These methods estimate the amount Lead or Arsenic that will actually be absorbed into the human digestive system and systemic circulation. Click here to read more about Bioavailability and Bioaccessability testing at Analytica.

Drinking Water Suite  Sb, As, Ba, B, Cd, Cr, Cu, Pb, Hg, Mo, Ni, Se, U, Na, K, Ca, Mg, Fe, Mn, Zn

Comprehensive Suite  Al, As, B, Ba, Be, Bi, Ca, Cd, Co, Cr, Cs, Cu, Fe, Ge, Hg, K, La, Li, Mg, Mn, Mo, Na, Ni, P, Pb, Rb, S, Sb, Se, Sn, Sr, Tl, U, V, Y, Zn

Leachate Suite - Al, As, B, Cd, Cr, Co, Cu, Fe, Pb, Mn, Ni, Hg and Zn

US Priority Pollutant Metals Suite - Sb, As, Be, Cd, Cr, Cu, Pb, Hg, Ni, Se, Ag, Tl and Zn

NEPM Metals - As, Be, B, Cd, Cr, Co, Cu, Pb, Mn, Hg, Ni, Se and Zn

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Your testing is backed by a team who are available and willing to help.  From quotations, logistics and receipt of samples, to technical support around results, we take pride in knowing that our team provide you with great back up whenever you need it.

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