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Pace Energy Services Offers Quantitative Polymerase Chain Reaction (qPCR)

qPCR Analyses delivers accurate, specific and fast results.

Pittsburgh, PA, July 2016 (Pace Analytical Services, Inc.) Pace Analytical Energy Services offers Quantitative Polymerase Chain Reaction (qPCR) for chlorinated solvent sites.

A qPCR test is used to identify and quantify the abundance of specific bacteria or genes relevant in contaminant biodegradation pathways. Measuring Dehalococcoides at sites undergoing active remediation or natural attenuation can provide another line of evidence for complete reductive dechlorination. qPCR was developed in the early 1990’s and has been used in a variety of environmental settings that has aided contaminated site management. Testing can be performed on groundwater, solids/soil/sediment/rock and in situ coupon samples.

Some advantages of qPCR analyses are sensitivity, specificity and speed. qPCR analyses can be reported in as little as one day, while older techniques like plate count methods can take weeks. Additionally, qPCR tests can be configured to identify only the targets of interest and then quantify them at low detection limits.

Pace Energy Services offers a full line molecular laboratory with several qPCR targets:

  • Dehalococcoides (DHC)
  • TCE Reductase
  • VC Reductase
  • Dehalobacter
  • Dehalogenimonas
  • Universal (Bacteria)
  • New Targets Added Monthly

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About Pace Analytical

For the past 38 years, Pace Analytical has provided comprehensive analytical testing and emergency disaster response services to a broad range of clients, markets and industries. Today, Pace Analytical is recognized as the industry’s second largest environmental testing firm in the United States, operating a nationwide network of twenty-six laboratories, including four specialty services laboratories and twenty-two service centers. Pace prides itself in providing both national and local coverage with exceptional service, legally defensible data, and convenient and reliable online data management. Pace’s specialty analytical services include air toxics, vapor intrusion, biota analysis, sediment testing, dioxin/furan analysis, drinking water analysis, UCMR-3 testing, radiochemistry and now forensics.

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Megan Myers
Inside Sales
412-826-5245 or 412-660-0256