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. 

Analytical capabilities More about analysis of clinical samples

ALS offers the below element speciation analysis in clinical samples.

Total arsenic (As)
Arsenite (III)
Arsenate (V)
monomethylarsonate MMA (V)
Dimethylarseinate DMA(V)

Instrumental technique: IC-HG-ICPMS

Total mercury (Hg)
Methylmercury (MeHg)

Instrumental technique: GC-ICPMS

Total selenium (Se)
Selenite (SeIV)
Selenate (SeVI)

Instrumental technique: LC-HG-ICPMS

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