PFAS / PFCs Testing: Analysis of Polyfluoroalkyl Substances and Perfluorinated Compounds


Did you know that Babcock Laboratories’ scope of testing services include the analysis of Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS)—also known as Perfluorinated Compounds (PFCs)? 

PFAS are a diverse group of manufactured compounds frequently used as surfactants in industrial, consumer, military, and firefighting applications across the United States, such as Aqueous Film Forming Foam (AFFF) firefighting products, textiles, carpeting, metal plating, paper food packaging, cleaning products, coating additives, and pesticides. PFAS compounds exhibit distinctive chemical characteristics that make them stable in the environment and resistant to degradation, allowing them to bioaccumulate in soil, sediment, groundwater, and animal tissue over time.  

Babcock Labs has over 15 years of experience analyzing contaminants of emerging concern under contract with the EPA and for small water systems. Our PFAS testing capabilities include compounds outlined in EPA Method 537 (Rev 1.1). EPA Method 537 identifies 14 perfluorinated compounds, six of which are included on List 1 of UCMR3. Babcock Laboratories has also modified Method 537 for use on alternate matrices outside of drinking water, such as soil and groundwater. To meet your specific testing needs, we are also able to test for additional compounds upon request. 

Babcock Laboratories is recognized as a leader in the industry, and that recognition includes over 10 years of LC/MS/MS analyses expertise, the leading technology for determination of PFAS. We have received industry commendation for our innovative and extensive LC/MS/MS research and method development. Our current capability allows us to detect PFAS at low nanogram-per-liter levels in water. We continuously reinvest in our staff, instrumentation, and state-of-the-art facilities to ensure that we offer our clients reliable lab capacity and the best data quality available.

Learn more about our PFAS testing services or, for questions or a quote, contact us today!