Lead screening: ICP-MS Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectroscopy

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Fri, 05/19/2006 - 21:46.

 One lab providing ICP-MS testing:

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Galbraith’s vast array of instrumental techniques and decomposition methods allow us to perform metals analysis on virtually any sample type.

Instrumental techniques

Decomposition Methods

  • ICP-MS Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectroscopy
  • ICP-OES Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectroscopy
  • FLAA Flame Atomic Absorption
  • GFAA Graphite Furnace Atomic Absorption
  • CVAA Cold Vapor Atomic Absorption
  • Wet Ashing
  • Dry Ashing
  • Oxygen Bomb
  • Microwave Digestion
  • Carius Furnace
  • Fusion Techniques
  • Compendial Methods; ACS, USP/NF, JP, EP, FCC, AOAC, ASTM

Pricing Information




ICP-MS set-up Fee

$170.00 per sample submission


Analysis of 1 to 5 elements

$100.00 per element per sample


Analysis of 6 to 10 elements

$90.00 per element per sample


Analysis of 11 and over elements

$80.00 per element per sample


$67.00 per element per sample


$67.00 per element per sample


$89.00 per element per sample


$89.00 per element per sample

The charges noted include appropriate digestion procedures. A discount may apply to requests of five or more metals per sample with the same preparation. Procedures requiring Method of Standard Additions will incur additional fees. Please call for Quotation.

60 Element Metals Screen

  • Detection Limits to ppm or lower for most elements on the Periodic Table
  • Covers Most Metals on the Periodic Table
  • Semi-Quantitative Analysis can be performed on any element detected

60 Element Semiquantitative Metals Screen

$450.00 per screen


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