Per - and PolyFluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Analysis

Per -and PolyFluoroalkyl (PFAS) are a broad class of compounds that have been used in many applications over the past few decades. Some products that are commonly associated with PFAS include: fire-fighting foam, Teflon®, aluminum foil manufacturing, waterproofing products and many others. PFAS were so widely used because their chemical properties make them excellent surfactants and very stable compounds.

Although PFAS compounds including Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and Perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) are no longer manufactured in the U.S., they are still produced in other locations around the globe, and they may continue to be imported into the United States in consumer goods such as carpets, leather and apparel, textiles, paper and packaging, coatings, and rubber and plastics.

Con-Test has the capability to analyze for PFAS in water and drinking waters utilizing the EPA Method 537. We employ the LC/MS/MS technology and can utilize isotope dilution if it fits the client’s need. Con-Test has the ability to analyze a total of 14 PFAS compounds.

Why Choose Con-Test for PFAS Analysis?

  • Proprietary isotope dilution procedure for low level analysis
  • Our state of the art LC/MS/MS provides the lowest detection limits for trace substances
  • All EPA Method 537 compounds are being offered with reporting levels for standard PFAS analysis down to as low as 2 parts per trillion in drinking water samples
  • Proven experience with emerging contaminates including passive air media analysis, 1, 4-dioxane and PFAS analysis
  • We look for both linear and branched Isomers, allowing us to account for compound breakdown
  • With our dedicated staff and one of the most extensive courier services in the Northeast we are able to provide quicker turnaround times
  • Our trip blank bottles come with reagent water to ensure our clients the accuracy and validity of their sampling
  • Our expert staff is available to answer any questions regarding your analytical needs
  • Our PFAS department is composed of highly trained analysts who are dedicated to providing accurate and dependable results you can rely on for any type of project

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Acronym

N-ethyl perfluorooctanesulfonamidoacetic acid NEtFOSAA
N-methyl perfluorooctanesulfonamidoactic acid NMeFOSAA
Perfluorobutanesulfonic acid PFBS
Perfluorodecanoic acid PFDA
Perfluorododecanoic acid PFDoA
Perfluoroheptanoic acid PFHpA
Perfluorohexanesulfonic acid PFHxS
Perfluorohexanoic acid PFHxA
Perfluorononanoic acid PFNA
Perfluorooctanesulfonic acid PFOS
Perfluorooctanoic acid PFOA
Perfluorotetradecanoic acid PFTA
Perfluorotridecanoic acid PFTrDA
Perfluoroundecanoic acid PFUnA