ICP-MS Trace Element Detection Service

    Trace elements such as arsenic, chromium, cadmium, copper, iron, mercury, nickel, lead, and molybdenum, although present in very small contents in organisms, are essential for the growth, development, and physiological functions of organisms. Despite their low content, the insufficient or excessive intake of these elements can have adverse effects on organisms. Copper, iron, and molybdenum are essential for life activities, but can be toxic beyond certain concentrations. Chromium, lead, and arsenic are known carcinogens, while mercury is harmful to the nervous system. Due to their bioactivity and potential toxicity, it is crucial to monitor and analyze the content of these elements in the environment and organisms.


    Inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) is an inorganic mass spectrometry technique that can simultaneously measure many elements by separating and detecting monoatomic ions based on their mass-to-charge (m/z) ratio. It is widely used for the identification and concentration measurement of elements in samples. ICP-MS can be used for qualitative, semi-quantitative, and quantitative analysis of one or more elements in samples, with a measurable mass range of 3-300 atomic units, a resolution less than 1 atomic unit, capable of measuring 90% of the elements on the periodic table. Its most detection limits are within the range of 0.1-10 μg/mL and effective measurement range spans six orders of magnitude, with standard deviation of 2%-4%. It is very suitable for simultaneous multi-element analysis with an element measurement time of 10 seconds.



    Renata, S. et al. TrAC, Trends Anal. Chem. 2020.

    Figure 1. ICP-MS Trace Element Detection


    MtoZ Biolabs, relying on high-precision ICP-MS, has developed the ICP-MS trace element detection platform based on the principle of trace element detection, and can efficiently and accurately perform qualitative and quantitative detection of various trace elements such as arsenic, chromium, cadmium, copper, iron, mercury, nickel, lead, and molybdenum. It is capable of simultaneously measuring multiple trace elements and provide a flexible and reliable solution for element analysis. Free project evaluation!


    Service Advantages

    1. Wide Detection Range: Capable of High-precision Detection of Most Metal Elements and Some Non-metal Elements, and Providing Isotopic Information

    2. High Detection Limit: 1*10-5 (Pt) ~159 (Cl) ng/mL

    3. Fast Analysis Speed: >20 Samples Per Hour

    4. Good Precision: RSD<5%

    5. Stable Ion Source: Excellent Long-term Stability

    6. Broad Application Field: Widely Used in Fields such as Geology, Environment, Metallurgy, Biology, Medicine, Nuclear Industry, etc.


    Sample Submission Requirements

    Required sample volume: 10 mL of water sample, 10 g of sediment sample, 0.5 g of animal tissue sample. For other samples, please contact us for free consultation. Test samples will not be returned. Please make a backup.



    1. Experimental Procedures

    2. Experiment Parameters

    3. Detailed Information on Trace Element Content

    4. Mass Spectrometry Images

    5. Raw Data

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