Achieving the lowest possible detection limits with ICP-MS/OES by minimizing contamination and blanks

The analytical instrument is just one component in achieving the lowest limits of detection using plasma spectrochemistry. The other critical area that puts significant demands on a laboratory’s overall detection capability is to ensure that the sample preparation procedure does not contribute any additional sources of contamination.

Several factors must be considered when looking to minimize contamination and reduce blank levels while preparing samples for analysis by plasma spectrochemistry. These factors include laboratory cleanliness, reagent choice and purity, quality of materials used, and the digestion procedure itself.
Some of the advantages are: