ALS offers metal speciation analysis of clinical samples.
The toxicity and bioavailability of an element is to a large degree decided by the form in which it is present. For this reason, element speciation analysis is relevant in cases where elevated levels of a certain element are obtained. Arsenic (As), for example, may be present in the non-toxic form arsenobetaine which is dominant in plants and marine species. Arsenite on the contrary is classified as carcinogenic.
ALS offers the below element speciation analysis in clinical samples.
Total arsenic (As)
monomethylarsonate MMA (V)
Instrumental technique: IC-HG-ICPMS
Total mercury (Hg)
Instrumental technique: GC-ICPMS
Total selenium (Se)
Instrumental technique: LC-HG-ICPMS