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What are Trace Elements?

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A trace element is an element in a sample having an average concentration of less than 100 parts per million.  For many organizations, trace element testing is required to identify and quantify trace elements, elemental compounds and species.  

Labs like Galbraith Laboratories have sophisticated instrumentation to test for a variety of trace elements such as:



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Boron











Bromine















Cadmium






















Carbon











Chloride















Chromium






















Cobalt











Copper















Fluoride






















Gold











Hydrogen















Iron






















Iodine











Lead















Lithium






















Mercury











Nitrogen















Nickel






















Oxygen











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Potassium






















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Titanium















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Why Test For Trace Elements?

Companies utilizing Galbraith Laboratories have a variety of reasons that they test for trace elements.  Here are some common examples of the type of testing that Galbraith conducts:

Pharmaceutical and consumer products companies employ Galbraith to test for trace elements in their products.  Trace elements present in the sample could cause material degradation and may pose a health problem with ingestible products.

Companies may utilize trace elements testing to detect and measure contamination and impurities in a variety of products and materials.  Galbraith labs would identify the trace elements that could be contaminating the sample and help the client determine where the contamination is originating.

Galbraith Laboratories has the qualified staff, expertise and technology required for all your for trace elements testing requirements.  With their diversified client base, Galbraith has earned a stellar reputation to provide analytical services and expertise for all your testing needs.  Contact Galbraith today to learn more regarding their trace elements testing methods and find out how to submit a sample.