AFL Has New In-House ICP-MS Capabilities & Turnaround Time. Get Results Fast!

We have successfully installed a Thermo-Scientific™ iCAP™ RQ ICP-MS. This instrument, coupled with a CEM Mars microwave digestion system, allows for elemental analysis down to ppm (parts per million) or sub-ppb (parts per billion) levels depending on the sample and analyte. AFL can now provide specific metal measurements and get you results in up to 5 days, standard turnaround.

Redefining Testing in the Pharmaceutical, Dietary Supplement & Cosmetic Industries.


The new guidelines redefine how specific industries test for elemental impurities in products. Instead of the former subjective color comparison test, each metal will be quantified separately. The limit for the metal will be based on its toxicity in conjunction with the consumption of the product on a daily basis. New USP Regulation Took Effect January 1, 2018. AFL Can Help!

Our state-of-the-art analytical laboratory is currently analyzing the new USP chapters:

  • <232> Elemental Impurities – Limits
  • <233> Elemental Impurities – Procedures
  • <2232> Elemental Contaminants in Dietary Supplements.
  • Interpretation provided for stringent individual state requirements, such as California’s Proposition 65.
  • D CEO Magazine,