Chemical Analysis for Pesticides and Trace Organics in Food and Water
Written by Administrator
Tuesday, 20 April 2010 12:18
Chemical testing of food, water and soil for pesticides and trace organic residues.
Pesticides are chemicals that are deliberately introduced into the environment to control insects, weeds, and other pest problems to increase agricultural yields. Trace organics include hydrocarbons such as diesel and gasoline. This service includes:
- Pesticide residue analysis including insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, rodenticides, miticides and molluscides.
- Trace organic residue such as surfactants, oils and grease, petroleum products [BTEX, total petroleum hydrocarbons (TPH)]
- Plastic bottles should never be used for the collection of water samples for any organic analysis. All sample bottles are required to be amber coloured and should be rinsed with the extracting solvent prior to sample collection.
- All samples should be kept at 4˚C prior to arrival at the laboratory.
- Submit sample to laboratory. The chain of custody form provided should be completed in duplicate and submitted with the sample. Please view the guidelines for the completion of chain of custody forms.
- Pay invoice (full or part thereof). Check here for price list and guidelines for payment of fees.
- Analysis is completed within 14 working days for routine samples (21 working days for non-routine samples).
- A Certificate of Analysis is prepared and the client is notified via email/ telephone.
- Full payment must be finalised on release of certificate.
All results and information pertaining to samples submitted to GAS by a customer are held in strict confidence. Written permission must be obtained from the customer or their authorized representative prior to release of this information to any third party.