GC-MS is the industry gold standard for the identification “fingerprinting” of compounds. Your sample is then compared to over 40 000 compounds in the United States NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) library to provide a comparative percentage match of the compound. NAFS also employs the Georgia State Crime Lab Library for unknowns analysis by FTIR.
Heavy metal poisoning can result from numerous origins. These include environmental pollution, contaminated water, in-process contamination from containers and vessel used during manufacturing, and finally from product packaging. Please inquire about the comprehensive list of heavy metals currently within the laboratory's scope.