Heavy Metals Standard Test



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Heavy Metals Standard Test

Method Description

The Determination of Heavy Metals (Arsenic, Cadmium, Lead, and Mercury) in food, dietary supplements, botanicals, and Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs) utilizes Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS). In this method, the sample undergoes digestion to extract heavy metals, and the resulting solution is analyzed by ICP-MS for precise quantification. This highly sensitive and accurate technique ensures reliable measurements of heavy metal concentrations, crucial for assessing product safety. It plays a pivotal role in quality control and regulatory compliance across diverse industries, safeguarding consumer health by identifying and managing potential risks associated with heavy metal contamination in consumable products.

Analyte List

Analyte Name LOD LOQ
Arsenic 0.282 ug/kg 0.282 ug/kg
Cadmium 0.627 ug/kg 2.091 ug/kg
Lead 0.155 ug/kg 0.515 ug/kg
Mercury 0.082 ug/kg 0.272 ug/kg

Technical Data Sheet

Test Name - Common
Heavy Metals Standard Test
Method Name
Determination of Heavy Metals by ICP-MS
Method Code
Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectroscopy (ICP-MS)
Method Reference
USP <232>, USP <233>, AOAC 2015.01
Reportable Unit
Sample Size Requirements
10 grams
Available for
Food Products, Dietary Supplements, Botanicals (Raw Materials, Extracts, Finished Products), API (Isolates, Active Ingredients) Cannabis & Hemp (Plant Materials, Extracts, Isolates, MIPs)
Additional Information
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