Bioanalytical Research

NSF provides dedicated laboratory resources focused on supporting bioanalytical research.
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Working with the academic research community, public health research institutions and business research sectors, we help researchers from the initial stages of study planning through execution and publication.

Using a variety of biochemical analysis techniques, we analyze samples and can perform custom method development on additional classes of chemicals or to expand an existing panel.

Available Panels

NSF has validated bioanalytical panels to perform targeted analysis on a variety of sample matrices, including liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS) for chemical metabolites, gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) and inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) for targeted elemental metals analysis.

Chemical Metabolites

NSF has validated bioanalytical panels to perform targeted analysis on a variety of sample matrices. Utilizing LC-MS or GC-MS, our available panels for classes of chemical metabolites include:

  • Phenols and parabens panel, including bisphenol A (BPA)
  • Phthalates panel, analyzing for multiple plasticizer metabolites
  • Pesticides panel
  • Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) panel covering 8+ monohydroxylated metabolites
  • Polyfluorinated compounds (PFCs) panel
  • Smoking biomarkers panel covering analytes including hydroxycotinine, cotinine and nicotine

Our bioanalytical experts can also perform new method development for additional classes of chemicals or expand an existing panel.

Elemental Metals

Working with a variety of sample matrices (including blood and urine), NSF utilizes ICP-MS to perform targeted elemental metals analysis. Our metals scans cover over 20 elements, including arsenic, cadmium, lead and mercury. With NSF’s laboratory expertise, we are also able to complete new method development for additional matrices or expand our existing scan for specific metals.

Custom Method Development

Supporting the academic research community and business research sectors, NSF offers custom method development in biological matrices. Utilizing techniques including LC-MS, ICP-MS and GC-MS, our method development projects help create or expand analysis panels for researchers theorizing about environmental exposure in relation to specific diseases or conditions.

Building on our expertise in a variety of biological sample matrices (blood, urine, plasma, follicular fluid, etc.), our experienced research scientists can help develop a targeted analysis technique for your sample analysis.

Exposure Research Grant Support

NSF is focused on contributing to the advancement of public health through collaborative projects with the academic and business research sectors. Our bioanalytical research and analysis capabilities can provide exposure research grant support, partnering with schools of public health on applications and providing support letters to individual researchers clearly outlining analysis commitments and capacities.

As an independent third-party laboratory with dedicated instrumentation focused on supporting bioanalytical research, we offer unbiased analysis backed by the highest-quality systems and data integrity.

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