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EPA Region 10 Laboratory Summary of Unique Analytical Analysis Capabilities

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Group Name Analyte Sample Media Analytical Technique Supported Program(s) Comments
Inorganic Chemistry

Asbestos, Bulk

Solids

EPA 600/R93/116 - XRD

Superfund

Inorganic Chemistry

Low Level Mercury

Water

CVAF, Method 1631E

Water, Superfund

0.2 to 0.5 ng/L reporting limits

Inorganic Chemistry

Methyl Mercury

Water

GC/CVAFS, Method 1630

Water, Superfund

Inorganic Chemistry

Metals

Air filters

ICP/MS, ICP

CAA

Inorganic Chemistry

Metals

Blood

ICP/MS

Superfund

Inorganic Chemistry

Metals

Soil

Portable XRF

Superfund, Criminal

Screening results for metals

Inorganic Chemistry

Metals

Paint

Portable XRF

TSCA, Criminal

Lead in paint

Inorganic Chemistry

Metals

Solid

X-Ray Diffractometer (XRD)

Superfund

Characterizes the form metals exist in sample

Inorganic Chemistry

Metals - Arsenic speciation

Fish/shell fish/seaweed

IC/ICP/MS

Superfund, Water

Speciation data needed for risk assessment

Inorganic Chemistry

Metals (TAL) + Total Uranium

Small mammals, invertebrates

Microwave Digestion, ICP/AES, ICP/ MS

Superfund, RCRA

Biomonitoring projects

Inorganic Chemistry

Metals (SPLP)

Soil/Waste

ICP/AES, ICP/MS

Superfund

Inorganic Chemistry

Chlorophyll-a

Water

SM 1002H

Water

Inorganic Chemistry

In-vitro Bioassessibility Assays for Lead in Soil

Soil

Leachates by Method 1340, ICP/AES

Superfund

Inorganic Chemistry

Percent Water

Liquid Waste

Karl Fischer titration

RCRA

Inorganic Chemistry

Perchlorate

Produce (fruits, milk)

IC/MS

Superfund

Organic Chemistry

BNA (Selected)

Tissue

SW846 Methods

Superfund

Organic Chemistry

Butyl tins

Soil/Sediment

GC/MS

Superfund, Criminal

WDOE method

Organic Chemistry

1,4-Dioxane

Water

EPA Method 8270D SIM / Method 522

Superfund

Organic Chemistry

Explosives (Nitroaromatics & Nitroamines)

Water, Soil, fish/shellfish

EPA Method 8330 / HPLC

Superfund

Organic Chemistry

Hydrocarbon Identification

Water, Soil/Sediment

NWTPH-HCID

Superfund, Criminal

Organic Chemistry

N-Nitrosodimethylamine

Water, Soil

Method 521

Superfund

Organic Chemistry

Herbicides/PCBs

Water, Soil/Sediment

GC/MS

Superfund

Organic Chemistry

Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs)

Water

GC/MS Low Resolution

Water

Organic Chemistry

Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs)

Sediment/bio solids

GC/MS Low Resolution

Superfund, Water

Organic Chemistry

Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs)

Tissue (fish)

GC/MS Low Resolution

Superfund

Organic Chemistry

Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons- Gasoline Range Organics

Water, Soil

NWTPH-Gx

Superfund, RCRA

Organic Chemistry

Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons- Diesel Range Organics

Water, Soil

NWTPH-Dx

Superfund, RCRA

Organic Chemistry

VOA and SVOA

Industrial wastes, Solids, Tissues

Vacuum distillation, Methol 8261A

Superfund, RCRA

Organic Chemistry Low-level Polyaromatic Hydrocarbons and Other Neutral Organics Soil, Sediments GC/MS-MS Superfund, Brownfields, Water  
Organic Chemistry Low-level Polyaromatic Hydrocarbons and Other Neutral Organics Shellfish, Water GC/MS-MS Superfund, Brownfields  
Physical and Other Determinations Multi-Incremental Sampling (MIS) Preparation of Soil Samples for Organic & Inorganic Analyses Soil Sescribed in Method 8330B Appendix Superfund  
Physical and Other Determinations Variety of water quality tests Water Various probe-type measurements Superfund  
Biology/Microbiology Aeromonas spp Drinking water EPA Method 1605 SDWA-Unregulated Contaminant Mointoring Rule (UCMR) EPA Approved
Biology/Microbiology Cryptosporidium & Giardia Water EPA Method 1623 (filtration/ IMS Staining) SDWA, Water, Ambient Monitoring Rule- recreational waters On approval list for LT-2 regulation
Biology/Microbiology Enterococci Ambient Water EPA Method 1600 Ambient Monitoring Rulle  
Biology/Microbiology Microbial Source Tracking Water PCR Water  
Biology/Microbiology Microscopic testing Drinking Water/ Source Water Microscopic particulate analysis Surface Water Treatment Rule Microscopic technique used to establish GWUFI characteristics of a drinking water