ALS offers accredited urine analysis for the determination of 68 metals (elements). The main function of urine is to remove substances no longer required by the body. This includes for example toxic elements from food, working environment or medicines. A urine analysis will thus provide information on potential exposures to metals but also the progress of detoxification of elements.
For sampling of professionals exposed to metals in the work environment, ALS recommends that the sample is taken after the last workday of the week. ALS also offers creatinine analysis in order for our clients to account for urine dilution effects.
ALS Scandinavia offers urine analysis by high-resolution ICP-MS (ICP-SFMS). Our accredited analytical method covers 68 elements.
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ALS conducts own research in the field of metal, element speciation and isotope analysis of urine and clinical samples. The research at ALS has resulted in a large number of scientific articles and conference papers. Please follow this link for more information about our research.
Questions and answers
ALS Scandinavia recieves regularly questions regaring our metal analysis of clinical samples. We have compiled the most frequently asked questions and answers, (FAQ) here.
All our urine analyses are performed at the ALS Scandinavia laboratory in Luleå. Please contact our customer service at + 46 920 28 99 00 for more information or send a message below directly to our customer service team.