ALS Europe - Dioxins & Coplanars PCBs (ALS Pardubice)
Apr 27, 2018
As part of our ALS Europe Focus we would like to take the opportunity to showcase our expertise offered at our sister ALS laboratories across Europe. This article explains the dioxins and coplanars PCBs testing from our ALS team in Pardubice in the Czech Republic.
ALS Europe in Pardubice is a very specialised HRMS laboratory for organic ultra-trace determinations using modern high resolution gas chromatography - high resolution mass spectrometry (HRGC - HRMS). As one of the few exceptions in the world, the HRMS laboratory is able to carry out routine trace and ultratrace analysis of polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and dibenzofurans (PCDD/F) including total congener 2,3,7,8 substituted isomers, dioxin-like PCBs (coplanar PCBs), polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PDBE), polybrominated biphenyls (PBB) and polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) by following US, EN, Japanese or ISO standards and methodologies.
As a result of high sample volumes and to accommodate future growth, ALS Europe has invested in new instrumentation for ultra-trace analysis of dioxins, furans, PCBs and Brominated Flame retardents (PBDE and PBB). The HRMS Centre of Excellence operates with HRGC-HRMS instruments at the laboratory accredited to the international standard ISO/IEC 17025.
This Centre of Excellence is able to satisfy European regulation limits for dioxin and PCB monitoring in food and feed and also enables us to participate in may screening projects concerning bioaccumulation of these substances in biological tissues (blood, plasma, tissue or in indicator organisms). ALS laboratory routinely performs analyses in food samples, feed samples and biological materials.