In order to assist with performing a more percise search on the Biomontioring Capabilties List, this page aims to provide more detail about certian Instrumentation and Analytes.


AAS (atomic absorption spectrometer)

GC/MS (gas chromatograph / mass spectrometer)

ICP/MS (inductively coupled argon plasma / mass spectrometer)

ICP/OES (inductively coupled argon plasma / optical emission spectrometer)

LC/ICP/MS (liquid chromatograph / inductively coupled argon plasma / mass spectrometer)

LC/MS (liquid chromatograph / mass spectrometer)

LC/MS-MS (liquid chromatograph / tandem mass spectrometer)

​Analytes ​

Chlorophenoxyacetic acids (2,4-D, 2,4,5-T)

Chloroacetanilides metabolites (for alachlor, metolachlor, acetochlor)

Triazine compound metabolites (for atrazine; metabolites include diaminochlorotriazine, desethylatrazine)

Quaternary ammonium compounds (paraquat, diquat)

Brominated fire retardants (polybrominated diphenyl ether, polybrominated biphenyl, brominated cyclohydrocarbons, hexabromocyclododecane, Tetrabromobisphenol A)

Carbamate and metabolites – aldicarb sulfoxide, methomyl oxime, oxamyl oxime, carbofuran-3-keto, glucuronide and sulfate conjugates of 3-acetamidophenol

DEET and metabolites (N-ethyl-m-toluamide (ET) and N,N-diethyl-m-hydroxymethylbenzamid (BALC))