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Support resource damage assessments and litigation cases with tissue and biofluid testing.

Contaminant analysis of biofluids, human, animal and plant tissues is more complex than standard matrices such as water or soils, requiring specialised sample homogenization, extraction and clean-up procedures in addition to low detection limits. Analysis in support of active litigation requires further expertise in terms of validation of method performance (e.g. meeting the Daubert Standard) and sample chain of custody.

Tissues and Biofluids Services

With specialised laboratories in Europe, Asia-Pacific and North America, we are industry leaders in tissue and biofluids analysis. Our experts use state-of-the-art technology and instrumentation to analyse samples, including:

  • Freshwater and seawater organisms
  • Tissue
  • Human body fluids – blood, urine or follicular
  • Biosolids

We can quantify with precision and accuracy extremely low concentrations of persistent organic pollutants such as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), dioxins and furans, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), organochlorine pesticides (OCPs), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs).

Why choose SGS?

As the world leader in tissue and biofluids analysis, we are foremost in the development and expansion of analytical services in support of clients focused on ecotoxicology. Our experts can measure biological responses to contaminants using targeted metabolomics, alongside the contaminants themselves, often in the same samples, optimising sampling costs and valuable tissue usage.

Contact your local SGS office to learn more about tissue and biofluids testing services.