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Pace® Announces Immediate Availability of PFAS Test Method ASTM D8421/EPA 8327

New method provides reliable results faster and at a lower cost

MINNEAPOLIS (September 14, 2023) – Pace® Analytical Services, the preferred provider of regulatory testing and analytical laboratory services, announced today the availability of PFAS Test Method ASTM D8421/EPA 8327. This new test method applies to aqueous and solid sample material.

“With the increasing focus on PFAS contamination of our environment, Pace® is seeing greater demand than ever for reliable, fast testing services for complex matrices including soil, ground and surface water, landfill leachate, and more,” said Paul Jackson, Pace® Program Manager, Environmental Compliance & Emerging Contaminants. “We are excited to be able to offer customers the ability to get results faster for important decision-making and/or to comply with increasing regulatory requirements.”

ASTM D8421/EPA 8327 uses isotope dilution and LC/MS/MS (Liquid Chromatography Tandem Mass Spectrometry) to analyze for up to 44 PFAS compounds in both aqueous and solid sample material. This test method offers a number of advantages over other PFAS test methods:

  • Results can be delivered faster and at a lower price
  • Requires only a 5 mL sample, reducing waste
  • Isotope dilution calibration and quantification for greater reliability of results
  • Offers Method Detection Limits (MDLs) that meet the EPA’s proposed drinking water standards and Regional Screening Levels (RSLs)

“Pace is pleased to be able to cite either method ASTM D8421 or EPA 8327 due to the technical similarities of the methods. We combined them into the same service offering and can thus cite either method depending on our customer’s regulatory jurisdiction and data quality objectives,” said Nick Nigro, Pace® PFAS Product Manager.

Pace® is a portfolio company of Leonard Green & Partners and Los Angeles-based Aurora Capital Partners.

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