PFAS TESTING AND ANALYSIS
PFAS are a diverse group of compounds resistant to heat, water, and oil. For decades, PFAS compounds have been used in hundreds of industrial applications and consumer products including carpeting, apparel, upholstery, food paper wrappings, fire-fighting foams, and metal plating. PFAS is referred to as the “forever chemical” as its contaminants can linger for decades.
Questions about PFAS? Visit PFAS.com or download our FAQs that cover a range of PFAS contaminants, methods, and sources.
SOURCES OF PFAS CONTAMINATION
PFAS chemicals are found in water, soil, waste, air, consumer products, and more. Pace PFAS experts have experience working on a variety of PFAS sampling and testing projects in these areas and others:
PFAS TEST METHODS
Through multiple PFAS lab locations, Pace offers DoD- and EPA-approved test methods and others including TOP (Total Oxidizable Precursor) Assay and TOF (Total Organic Fluorine). The latter are used for the detection of thousands of additional CAS-registered PFAS compounds than the approximately 40 detected through standard PFAS analyses.
Pace Analytical True-TOF™ Method
Pace TrueTOF is a method used to quantify the total organofluorine in a sample without extraction to a carbon media. With TrueTOF, we quantitate the total fluorine content and the total inorganic fluorine content using the same equipment. The subtraction of the two equals the total organofluorine. Without the need for extraction, there is no need to be concerned about unrecovered compounds, so TrueTOF can be a more reliable test than the AOF method. TrueTOF is also a low volume test that only requires 10 ml of liquid matrix for easier sampling and with less waste. Read more about True-TOF™.
In advance of EPA-issued PFAS regulations, many states and military bases have set their own PFAS testing and reporting requirements. And, in the wake of some recent -and staggering – financial settlements, many states are reducing reporting limits for industry and manufacturers. Our PFAS Regulations page offers several resources for you to learn more.
NELAC DOD DOE ISO
Pace PFAS laboratories are certified and accredited for PFAS sampling, testing, and analysis. Our PFAS team actively monitors evolving State and Federal regulations to keep our clients informed. Stay current on regulatory and other PFAS issues by subscribing to our blog, PFAS Matters.
PACE PFAS SERVICES
Pace offers all the standard capabilities you would expect from a full-service lab including dedicated project management, sample services, and chain of custody documentation. But Pace delivers more.
Pace offers the convenience of a local lab partner supported by a national lab network. For you, that means fast turnaround times and immediate access to your lab results through PacePort®, our self-service online data reporting software.
For sampling, testing, and analysis, we can come to you or you can come to us based on your project requirements. Only Pace offers multiple PFAS-certified lab service options.
Your samples are processed through one of our many PFAS lab locations.
PFAST® Mobile Lab
We come to your location to perform services on-site.
Emergency Rapid Response
A Pace team is immediately assembled to support emergency responders.
EPA PFAS Action Plan