All Metals – Drinking Water

All Metals – Drinking Water 
Laboratory Fee Schedule
Group: Inorganic
Procedure #: EZZ0191A

Synonym(s):  All metals drinking water.
Requisition Form G-22
Test Description The determination of total hardness, ICP and ICP/MS metals, and mercury (organic and inorganic) in drinking water samples. 
Pre-Approval Needed N/A
Supplemental Information Required N/A
Supplemental Form(s) N/A
Performed on Specimens from (sources) Environmental
Sample/Specimen Type for Testing Potable water, non-potable water 
Minimum Volume/Size Required 1 Liter plastic
Storage/Preservation Prior to Shipping N/A
Transport Medium N/A
Specimen Labeling
  • Label each bottle with a waterproof marker.
  • Sample identification must match information on submission form.
Shipping and Specimen Handling Requirements Ship according to Dangerous Goods Regulations, IATA, and/or CFR 49.
Method All metals (EPA methods 200.7, 200.8, and 245.1 and SM 19th edition 2340B
Turn-around Time
  • Sample must be analyzed within 180 days of sample collection. 
  • The target sample turnaround time is 14 days from date of receipt.
Interferences/Limitations Some known interferences are as follows:
  • Spectral overlaps interference
  • Background emission and stray light
  • Isobaric elements
  • Isobaric polyatomic
  • Physical, chemical and memory interferences
  • Sulfide, chloride, copper, tellurium, chlorine and some organic compounds in water
Common Causes for Rejection
  • Insufficient quantity
  • Unacceptable specimen type or source
  • Improper shipping conditions
  • Expired media or collection container
  • Discrepancies between specimen label and submission form
  • Incomplete or missing submission form
Additional Information N/A