SGS has assisted numerous universities and government research studies involving trace elemental analysis. In addition to performing testing, we also offer method validation and development services. ICP-MS requires very little sample volume in comparison to other methods, making it ideal for small scale research applications and high value products.

Common Sample Types

Biological tissue
Urine and Feces
Buffer Solutions

IV Imaging Fluids

Elements Commonly Analyzed

USP <232> Elemental Impurities
Antimony, Arsenic, Barium, Cadmium, Chromium, Cobalt, Copper, Gold, Iridium, Lead, Lithium, Mercury, Molybdenum, Nickel, Osmium, Palladium, Platinum, Rhodium, Ruthenium, Selenium, Silver, Thallium, Tin, Vanadium

Other Elements of Interest
Hafnium, Gadolinium, Potassium, Tungsten, Zin

We Can Assist You In Testing For These Regulations

Each company’s quality assurance program has to ensure the identity, purity, quality, strength, and composition of their products. The deadline for compliance is based on company size with all companies complying by July 2010.

California Proposition 65
The State requires that no person in the course of doing business shall introduce any CA resident to a chemical known to the State to cause cancer or reproductive toxicity without first giving a clear and reasonable warning. A list of those substances and their safe harbor levels is provided annually by the state.

USP Methodology
USP Elemental Contaminants in Dietary Supplements has been proposed and will replace USP Heavy Metals Limits Test when it is published in the Pharmacopeia Formulary (PF) and then in the National Formulary (NF). This is a proposed regulation.

210 CFR Part 210 and 211