[Histonet] Metal Testing

Mike Toole mtoole at dcol.net
Fri Apr 3 12:13:27 CDT 2020

Does the lab have to be licensed (to perform testing on human specimens such as blood, body fluids, tissues and cells) in order to perform qualitative analytical testing on a metal object that is foreign to the human body? 

There are many labs that can do qualitative analysis of metals. An Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer is a good instrument for that purpose. 

In a quick Google search I found Avomeen Analytical Services  833-507-6834. FDA-Registered and DEA-Licensed (schedules 1-5), GLP/GMP-compliant, and ISO 17025 accredited.


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From: Paula Keene Pierce via Histonet [mailto:histonet at lists.utsouthwestern.edu] 
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To: histonet at lists.utsouthwestern.edu; Gauch, Vicki
Subject: [EXTERNAL] Re: [Histonet] Metal Testing

A lab with X-Ray diffraction on an SEM could help. Try the university electron microscopy labs.
Paula Keene Pierce, BS, HTL(ASCP)HTPresidentExcalibur Pathology, Inc.5830 N Blue Lake DriveNorman, OK 73069PH 405-759-3953http://www.excaliburpathology.com

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    On Friday, April 3, 2020, 11:14:30 AM CDT, Gauch, Vicki via Histonet <histonet at lists.utsouthwestern.edu> wrote:  
 Hi everyone,
Does anyone know of a laboratory that can identify the type of metal in a foreign body ? I need a lab that is licensed to do testing in NY state.  I have already tried LabCorp, MAYO and NMS.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,
Vicki Gauch
AMCH Pathology
Albany, NY
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