Brisbane, QLD

Agilent 7700 ICP-MS – biological samples (urine, blood) – 0.2 µg/L

Agilent 8800 ICP-QQQ – water (0.01 µg/L), sea water (0.05 µg/L), food (0.005 mg/kg).

720 Agilent ICP-OES – soil (1 mg/kg)

QHFSS can analyse sea water directly without preliminary sample preparation, a method developed by FSS using Agilent 8800 ICP-QQQ and accredited by NATA.

QHFSS is also accredited for analysis of Hg in biological samples and perform mercury analyses in food.

Hg speciation in liquid samples. Detection limit:

ParameterMeHg+

(monomethyl mercury)

Hg2+

(mercuric ion)

EtHg+

(monoethyl mercury)

Reporting limit (RL)

Water (µg/L)

Urine (µg/L)

Tissue mg/kg (dry wt)

Tissue mg/kg (wet wt)

 

0.1

0.5
0.1

0.02

 

0.1

0.5
0.1

0.02

 

0.1

0.5
0.1

0.02

 

Dr Tatiana Komarova Tatiana.Komarova@health.qld.gov.au