The focus of Analytical Services laboratory is on environmental applications and project research. From this, the laboratory must be able to adapt its resources to accomodate and meet the requirements of its clients' project requests, while adhering to the QA policies established to maintain compliance with ISO/IEC 17025:2005.

The Biotron Analytical Services lab is accredited by the Canadian Association for Laboratory Accreditation Inc. (CALA) for the following scope of analysis:

Solids (Inorganic)

Total Mercury - Soils

Method - Thermal Decomposition Atomic Adsorption (DMA), Method Ref. modified from EPA 7473, Lab Method ID - TM.0813

Water (Inorganic)

Total Mercury - Water

Method - Cold Vapour Atomic Fluorescence - Digestion, Method Ref. modified from EPA 1631, Lab Method ID - TM.0811

Methyl Mercury - Water

Method - Cold Vapour Atomic Fluorescence Spectrophotometry, Method Ref. modified frm EPA 1630, Lab Method ID - TM.0812

Total Metals - Water

Method - ICP/MS, Method Ref. EPA 200.8, Lab Method ID - TM.0815

Parameters - Aluminum*, Antimony*, Arsenic*, Barium*, Beryllium*, Cadmium*, Chromium*, Cobalt*, Copper*, Iron*, Lead*, Manganese*, Molybdenum*, Nickel*, Selenium*, Silver*, Strontium*, Thallium*, Tin*, Titanium*, Vanadium*, Zinc*

      * CALA Proficiency Testing (PT) Program analyte. Current scope as of 2/17/2015.

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