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Sample Matrices:

  • All Environmental Matrices
  • All Biota: plants, fish, amphibians, birds and mammals

Almost any kind of biological sample can be analyzed. Fish are the most often requested biota for analyses because they accumulate contaminants, they are a key part of the food chain, and are also eaten by humans. We can prepare and analyze most any environmental biological sample from algae and plants, to frogs and raccoons.

Rodents have the potential for carrying hantavirus. Because of the possibility that mice and rats may carry this virus, any small rodent must be handled separately. We also analyze foods for environmental contaminants. Recent press articles have addressed concerns about PCBs and organochlorine pesticides in salmon found in stores. We have analyzed tuna fish, salmon, oysters and caviar among other food items.