Lead & Heavy Metals Analysis

Lead & Heavy Metals Analysis: Experienced and Accredited

SGS accredited lead and metals analysis combines experience and high-tech instrumentation to provide understandable, accurate, legally defensible data.

SGS lead and metals analysis provides the quality you need to assess worker health and safety and provide legally defensible data. With decades of experience, our chemists use state-of-the-art instrumentation to analyze bulk materials and paint in the built environment, as well as analysis for personal exposure and environmental pollutants in air, soil, and water via our network. Our lead and metals laboratories are accredited from the top programs, and we strive to exceed the quality control guidelines set forth by these organizations.

Our lead and Heavy metals analysis provides all you need for the full range of services 


SGS is accredited by the: 

    • AIHA Laboratory Accreditation Programs LLC (AIHA-LAP, LLC)
    • Environmental Lead Laboratory Accreditation Program (ELLAP)
    • California Department of Public Health (Cal DPH)
    • AIHA-LAP, LLC Scope of Accreditation IHLAP
    • AIHA-LAP, LLC Scope of Accreditation ELLAP
    • NYS DOH ELAP Environmental Analyses Solid and Hazardous Waste
    • NYS DOH NELAP Environmental Analyses Solid and Hazardous Waste

And participates in the:

    • AIHA Industrial Hygiene Proficiency Analytical Testing (IHPAT) program 
    • Environmental Lead Proficiency Analytical Testing (ELPAT) program


We have a wide variety of instruments including:

    • Flame Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy (AAS)
    • Inductively Coupled Plasma with Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS)
    • Inductively Coupled Plasma – Atomic Emission Spectroscopy (ICP-AES)
    • Ion Chromatography (IC)
    • Cold Vapor Atomic Absorption (specific for Mercury analysis)

ADDITIONAL Heavy Metals Analyses

    • Hexavalent Chromium – available for analysis in air, wipe, soil, aqueous and drinking water matrices by NIOSH, OSHA, SW846, Standard Method and EPA standards
    • Metals Scans – standard lists include RCRA 8, CAM 17, Semi-Quantitative 23, and Welding Fumes 13


    • Understandable, accurate, and legally defensible data 
    • One-stop for all analysis needs 
    • Fully accredited laboratories
    • FreePumpLoan program for air sampling pumps, sampling media and all accessories when SGS performs the laboratory analysis

SGS laboratory services, at multiple laboratories across the U.S. and Canada, include environmental analysis of air, water, soil and hazardous waste; industrial hygiene analysis of over 450 analytes; asbestos, lead, mold analysis and more for the built environment; and ultratrace analysis of persistent organic pollutants and contaminants of concern. SGS uses technological innovation to provide state-of-art solutions to our clients such as continuous cloud remote monitoring, qPCR analysis and more.

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