Elemental Analysis

Welcome to our testing laboratory’s service page on Elemental Analysis. We offer this analysis to help manufacturers ensure that their products meet the necessary quality standards for consumer safety, accurate dosing and for clients to profile the elements present in samples they take for investigation.

ICP-MS is a highly sensitive technique that is capable of detecting trace amounts of elements in a sample. By performing ICP-MS on products, manufacturers can ensure that their products contain the expected dosage of inorganic active ingredients and that harmful elements like heavy metals are below a given threshold.

We routinely test for the following elements by ICP-MS:

  • Li – Lithium
  • Be – Beryllium
  • Na – Sodium
  • Mg – Magnesium
  • Al – Aluminum
  • Si – Silicon
  • P – Phosphorus
  • K – Potassium
  • Ca – Calcium
  • Ti – Titanium
  • V – Vanadium
  • Cr – Chromium
  • Mn – Manganese
  • Fe – Iron
  • B – Boron
  • Co – Cobalt
  • Ni – Nickel
  • Cu – Copper
  • Zn – Zinc
  • Se – Selenium
  • Sr – Strontium
  • Mo – Molybdenum
  • Ag – Silver
  • Sn – Tin
  • Ba – Barium
  • Tl – Thallium
  • Cd – Cadmium
  • As – Arsenic
  • Hg – Mercury
  • Pb – Lead
  • Sb – Antimony

Other elements may be available upon request if not listed here.

Elemental analysis is crucial in ensuring that the products meet regulatory requirements for contaminants. Many contaminants, such as heavy metals, are harmful to human health and must be below a certain level in products. ICP-MS is capable of detecting these trace amounts of contaminants, allowing manufacturers to take corrective measures to ensure their products meet regulatory limits. We typically follow USP and Ph.Eur standards for measurement of these substances.

Elements such as magnesium, copper, iron, calcium and others are added to pharmaceutical products and dietary supplements as active ingredients. For pharmaceutical products, dietary supplements listed on Amazon and Canadian NHPs, verification of the label claim for these active ingredients is a requirement.

At our testing laboratory, we use state-of-the-art ICP-MS equipment to provide reliable and accurate results to our clients. Our team of experts is well-versed in the interpretation of ICP-MS data and can provide valuable insights into the quality of a product.

In addition to ICP-MS, we offer other forms of elemental analysis for targets that don’t work well with ICP-MS, such as titrimetric analysis, ion sensitive electrodes and others.

We also adhere to strict quality control procedures to ensure that our results are accurate and reliable. Our laboratory is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and our team stays up-to-date on the latest industry developments and regulatory requirements.

If you require elemental analysis for your products or samples, please contact us today. We would be happy to discuss our service offerings and provide you with a solution to meet your needs.