EnviroMail 141 Australia - Perth Laboratory now NATA accredited for PFAS

Due to increased demand in analysis for PFAS (Per- and polyfluoroalkylated substances), ALS is now offering NATA accredited PFAS analysis in Perth, specifically to service the demands of the West Australian market.  

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22 NOV 2022 ALS

PFAS Analysis Capabilities

Perth will be transitioning to perform PFAS in soils and PFAS in water with standard LORs for the rest of the year and in the New Year will introduce the PFAS in Water method compliant to 99% ANZECC. Please contact client services  if accelerated TAT are required.

Method and LOR information
 Compound group ALS method code Limit of detection 
Water (μg/L)
Limit of detection
Soil (mg/kg)
 PFAS - Short suite (12 analytes)  EP231  0.01-0.1


 PFAS - Full suite (s8 analytes)  E231X  0.01-0.1  0.0002-0.001
 PFAS - Low level short suite (12 analytes)  EP231-SUT  0.001-0.0002  
 PFAS - Low level full suite (28 analytes)  EP231X-SUT  0.001-0.0002  

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

National Coverage – PFAS Analysis

ALS has offered PFAS analysis for many years firstly out of our Sydney laboratory and then Brisbane and Melbourne. The addition of NATA accredited PFAS analysis capabilities at the Perth laboratory further enhances the availability of local analysis in Western Australia.   
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).

Technical Support

ALS has a relatively long involvement in PFAS analysis and over this time has published, in the form of ALS Enviromails, a considerable amount  of information about these compounds. Below is a list of such Enviromails containing information that may be of interest and use to the industry practitioner.


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If you have any questions relating to detection of PFAS, please contact:

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