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Due to increased demand in analysis for PFAS (Per- and polyfluoroalkylated substances), ALS is now offering NATA accredited PFAS analysis in Springvale, Melbourne specifically to service the demands of the Victorian, South Australian and Tasmanian land-remediation markets.

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01 JUL 2020 ALS

PFAS Analysis Capabilities

The Melbourne PFAS capability will have a strong focus on providing access to rapid, i.e. 24-hour, turnaround time requirements.

With NATA accreditation now attained, ALS Melbourne is offering the analysis of Soil, Water and Product matrices for Standard Level and Low-Level suites. The more complex Super Trace and Biota analysis will continue to be analysed by the ALS Sydney Laboratory. For a considerable length of time ALS has provided a very comprehensive PFAS testing capability in Australia and works closely with a variety of private and public organisations and authorities to provide technical and developmental support.

Compound Group ALS method code Limit of detection
    Water (µg/L) Soil (mg/kg) 
 PFAS – Short Suite (12 analytes)  EP231  0.01-0.1  0.0002-0.001
 PFAS – Full Suite (28 analytes)  EP231X  0.01-0.1  0.0002-0.001
 PFAS – Low level Short Suite (12 analytes)  EP231-LL  0.002-0.01  
 PFAS – Low level Full Suite (28 analytes)  EP231X-LL  0.002-0.01  


PFAS Analysis instrumentation
PFAS Analysis is performed using LC/MS/MS instrumentation


National Coverage – PFAS Analysis

Previously, ALS offered PFAS analysis out of Brisbane, Sydney, and Scoresby (in Melbourne) laboratories. The addition of NATA accredited PFAS analysis capabilities at the Springvale laboratory further enhances the availability of local analysis in the south east. ALS has the largest geographical footprint for this analysis in the country.  Local capabilities facilitate and present opportunity for express turnaround of results for PFAS determinations.

The methodologies used across all ALS PFAS facilities are compliant with the specifications contained within the Department of Defence Quality Systems Manual 5.3 (Table B15). 

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