We offer pesticide residue analysis by semi-quantitative Mass Spectrometry. In partnership with Terrano Labs (http://www.terranolabs.com/), our service includes matrix-specific sample preparation, separation and detection by LC/MS, and thorough data processing by a Ph.D.-level scientist. We offer a panel containing the top 30 pesticide residues that are of concern, with a detection level of 100 PPB providing accurate data compared to reference standards. Custom pesticide panels are also available. As little as a 24 hour turnaround time is possible.
Top 30 common pesticides analyzed by LC – Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS) for positive identification
- Ametryn Amitraz Avermectin B1A Azoxystrobin
- Bifenazate Boscalid
- Diclobutrazol Dimethoate Diuron
- Fenoxycarb Fenpyroximate Fenuron
- Imazalil Imidacloprid
- Paclobutrazol Piperonyl butoxide Propargite Pyraclostrobin Pyridaben Pyrimethanil
- Spinetoram Spinosad A Spinosad D Spiromesifen
- Tebuconazole Thidiazuron Trifloxystrobin
Semi-quantitative Data (“not detected”, “low level”, “high level”); quantitative follow-up on request.
24 hour turnaround time
Pesticide impact on human health
Pesticides have the potential to affect health. However, in many cases the amount of pesticide exposure is too small to pose a risk. To determine risk, one must consider both the toxicity or hazard of the pesticide and the likelihood of exposure. A low level of exposure to a very toxic pesticide may be no more dangerous than a high level of exposure to a relatively low toxicity pesticide, for example.