What is Analytical Services Lab
An analytical services lab is a specialized laboratory that offers testing and analysis services for various substances and compounds in different matrices. These labs are equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and employ experienced scientists to perform accurate and reliable analysis.
Analytical services labs play a crucial role in environmental monitoring, quality control, and regulatory compliance. They offer a range of services, including the analysis of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), petroleum hydrocarbons, and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). For VOC analysis, they utilize methods such as gas chromatography with Flame Ionization Detection (GC/FID), gas chromatography with Photoionization Detection (GC/PID), and gas chromatography with Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS). They adhere to specific methods approved by regulatory bodies like the EPA.
In addition to VOC analysis, analytical services labs are also specialized in the analysis of PCBs. These labs utilize methods like gas chromatography with electron capture detector (GC/ECD) to accurately determine the presence and concentration of PCBs in various matrices.