ICP analysis lab services providing precision elemental analysis or trace metals analysis across diverse industry sectors

ICP analysis (Inductively Coupled Plasma Analysis) encompasses two indispensable techniques: Inductively Coupled Plasma-Optical Emission Spectrometry (ICP-OES) and Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS). These methodologies have found application across diverse sectors, including chemicals, petroleum, cosmetics, and pharmaceuticals, making them indispensable tools for solving complex analytical challenges where knowledge of elemental compositions or the levels of trace metals is key to meeting regulatory requirements or ensuring product safety and quality.

ICP analysis, encompassing both ICP-OES and ICP-MS, sets the gold standard for elemental analysis. ICP analytical approaches offer the benefits of exceptional sensitivity and precision in detecting and quantifying trace and ultra-trace elements.

In the chemical industry, ICP Analysis ensures the purity and quality of raw materials, intermediates, and final products. It can detect even the most minute impurities that might compromise product integrity or safety, enabling companies to uphold the highest standards.

In the petroleum sector, ICP Analysis plays a pivotal role in evaluating the composition of crude oil, lubricants, and catalysts. This information is essential for optimizing refining processes and ensuring product performance.

For the cosmetics industry, consumer trust is paramount. ICP Analysis helps identify and quantify trace heavy metals in cosmetics, ensuring that products are safe for use and compliant with regulations.

In the pharmaceutical field, where safety and compliance are of paramount importance, ICP Analysis is indispensable. It enables the precise measurement of elemental impurities in drug formulations, ensuring patient safety and regulatory compliance.

Intertek's expert laboratories specialize in ICP analysis services. Across the globe, our highly skilled analysts deploy state-of-the-art equipment to gain insight into trace metals testing and analysis. We offer comprehensive solutions tailored to the unique requirements of each industry, including method development, validation, sample preparation, and in-depth data interpretation.

Choose Intertek as your ICP analysis lab partner; our team has the expertise and precision needed to navigate the complex analytical challenges you face, ensuring product quality, safety, and compliance.

Trace metals detected and measured by ICP-OES and ICP-MS: 


  • Aluminum, Arsenic, Boron, Barium, Beryllium, Bismuth
  • Calcium, Cadmium, Cerium, Cobalt, Chromium, Cesium, Copper
  • Dysprosium, Erbium, Europium, Gold, Gallium, Germanium
  • Iron, Iodine, Indium, Iridium, Lead, Lithium
  • Mercury, Magnesium, Manganese, Molybdenum
  • Sodium, Nickel, Potassium, Phosphorus, Palladium, Platinum
  • Rubidium, Rhenium, Rhodium, Ruthenium
  • Silver, Sulfur, Antimony, Scandium, Selenium, Silicon
  • Tin, Tantalum, Thorium, Titanium ,Thallium
  • Vanadium, Tungsten, Yttrium, Ytterbium, Zinc
  • and other metals/metal species


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