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Sediment & Tissue Analysis

Alpha Analytical has earned a national reputation for analytical excellence in the areas of hydrocarbon forensics, sediments, seawater, and tissue analysis. Among the laboratory's analytical support specialties are ecological/human health risk assessment, dredging and MGP applications. Projects such as these are the most challenging, in that samples are, by far, the most difficult matrices an environmental laboratory will receive and they generally have the most stringent requirements for low detection limits and data quality.

Sediment & Tissue Expertise

Exceeding client expectations for these types of projects requires comprehensive and representative sample preparation and clean-up techniques on the front end of the analytical process followed by sensitive and robust instrumental technique. Alpha has considerable experience with the proper preparation, homogenization, clean-up and long-term sample storage on a wide variety of sediment and tissue sample matrices. 

Sediment & Tissue Media & Matrices

  • Sediments
  • Pore Water
  • Brackish/Sea Water
  • Biota (tissue, eggs, blood, etc.)
    • Fish
    • Crustaceans, Bivalves
    • Invertebrates
    • Amphibians, reptiles
    • Birds
    • Marine, terrestrial mammal
    • Vegetation

Sediment & Tissue Demonstration Videos

Learn more about two types of typical analyses through the following videos:
Amending Sediment
Tissue Preparation

Data Management Tools for Ecological Risk Assessment

Alpha Analytical has recently incorporated a series of screening levels and regulatory criteria for ecological evaluations and assessments into our Data Merger on-line data management system. This database tool provides for fast and efficient comparison of your sample analytical data to the criteria of your choice. Multiple criteria can be compared simultaneously in a wide variety of custom-built data tables containing highlighted exceedences of sample results and reporting limits with Excel file download capabilities. Data Merger can also group data from multiple laboratory reports into a single electronic file containing as many as 2000 samples.

Sediment & Tissue Facilities

Alpha's Mansfield laboratory has been specifically designed, equipped and staffed to support these project applications in order to meet, or exceed, your expectations.


Contact Alpha Analytical today for your upcoming Sediment & Tissue analysis project.

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Analytical Services

Alpha keeps up with the latest instrument technology, spending on average over $500,000 per year on new equipment.


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