NSW Health Pathology

Site

Forensic & Analytical Science Service

Accreditation No.

3588

Site No.

3581

Date of Accreditation

15 Jun 1991

Address

Joseph Street and Weeroona Road
Lidcombe, NSW 2141
Australia

pathology.health.nsw.gov.au

Contact

Dr Santiago Vazquez P: +61 (02) 96460222

Availability

Services conditionally available to external clients

Scope of Accreditation

Forensic & Analytical Science Service

ISO/IEC 17025 (2017)

Environment

Service Product Determinant Technique Procedure
Analysis for physical and chemical characteristics Surface waters Dichloroacetic acid; Monochloroacetic acid; Trichloroacetic acid LC-MS-MSUPLC-MS-MS in-house method CET-27C

ISO/IEC 17025 (2017)

Food and Beverage

Service Product Determinant Technique Procedure

Suspended

Analysis for residues and contaminants - Hydrocarbons, phthalates, industrial chemicals
Waters for potable and domestic purposes Arsenic acid V; Arsenobetaine (AB); Arsenous acid III; Dimethylarsenic acid; Monomethylarsonic acid LC-ICP-MS in-house method TM181

Suspended

Analysis of physical and nutritional characteristics
Waters for potable and domestic purposes Bromate; Chlorate; Chlorite Ion chromatography (IC)

in-house method WC12

Analysis for elements Waters for potable and domestic purposes Aluminium; Barium; Boron; Cadmium; Calcium; Chromium; Copper; Iron; Lead; Lithium; Magnesium; Manganese; Nickel; Phosphorus; Potassium; Silica; Sodium; Strontium; Thallium; Zinc ICP-AES in-house method TM168
Aluminium; Antimony; Arsenic; Barium; Beryllium; Boron; Cadmium; Chromium; Cobalt; Copper; Lead; Manganese; Mercury; Molybdenum; Nickel; Selenium; Silver; Thallium; Thorium; Uranium; Vanadium; Zinc ICP-MS in-house method TM167
Iodine ICP-MS in-house method TM166
Analysis for herbicides Waters for potable and domestic purposes Atrazine; Chloroxuron; Cyanazine; Diuron; Fenuron; Fluometuron; Hexazinone; Linuron; Metobromuron; Metoxuron; Metribuzin; Propazine; Simazine; Terbuthylazine; Terbutryn LC-MS-MS in-house method CET-19C
(R)-2-(2,4-Dichlorophenoxy)propanoic acid (dichlorprop, 2,4-DP); 2,4,5-Trichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4,5-T); 2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D); 2-(2,4,5-Trichlorophenoxy)propionic acid (2,4,5-TP, fenoprop, silvex); 2-Methyl-4-chlorophenoxyacetic acid (MCPA); 3,6-Dichloro-2-methoxybenzoic acid (dicamba); 4-(2,4-Dichlorophenoxy)butanoic acid (2,4-DB, [2,4-dichlorophenoxy]butyric acid); 4-Amino-3,5,6-trichloro-2-pyridinecarboxylic acid (picloram); Bromacil; Bromoxynil; Clopyralid; Haloxyfop; Pentachlorophenol; Propanil; Triclopyr (3,5,6-trichloro-2-pyridinyloxyacetic acid) LC-MS-MS in-house method CET-8B
Aminomethylphosphonic acid (AMPA); Glyphosate (n-[phosphonomethyl]glycine) LC-MS-MS in-house method CET-17A
(R)-2-(2,4-Dichlorophenoxy)propanoic acid (dichlorprop, 2,4-DP); 2,4,5-Trichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4,5-T); 2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D); 2-(2,4,5-Trichlorophenoxy)propionic acid (2,4,5-TP, fenoprop, silvex); 2-Methyl-4-chlorophenoxyacetic acid (MCPA); 3,6-Dichloro-2-methoxybenzoic acid (dicamba); 4-(2,4-Dichlorophenoxy)butanoic acid (2,4-DB, [2,4-dichlorophenoxy]butyric acid); 4-Amino-3,5,6-trichloro-2-pyridinecarboxylic acid (picloram); Bromacil; Bromoxynil; Clopyralid; Haloxyfop; Pentachlorophenol; Propanil; Triclopyr (3,5,6-trichloro-2-pyridinyloxyacetic acid) LC-MS-MSUPLC-MS-MS in-house method CET-8C
Metalochlor; Molinate; Propachlor LC-MS-MS in-house method CET-43A
Dichlobenil (2,3-dichlorobenzonitrile); Pendimethalin GC-MS-MS in-house method CET-7D
Analysis for residues and contaminants - Hydrocarbons, phthalates, industrial chemicals Potable waters Dichloroacetic acid; Monochloroacetic acid; Trichloroacetic acid LC-MS-MS in-house method CET-27C
Waters for potable and domestic purposes Bromodichloromethane (dichlorobromomethane); Bromoform (tribromomethane); Dibromochloromethane (chlorodibromomethane); Trichloromethane (chloroform); Trihalomethanes GC-ECD - Headspace in-house method CET-30A
Analysis of biotoxin residues and contaminants Waters for potable and domestic purposes Cylindrospermopsin (CYN); Microcystin-LR; Microcystin-RR; Microcystin-YR; Nodularin LC-MS-MS in-house method CET-41
Gonyautoxin 1 and 4 (GTX1,4); Gonyautoxin 2 and 3 (GTX2,3); Neosaxitoxin (NEO); Paralytic shellfish toxins (PSP); Saxitoxin (STX) LC-MS-MS in-house method CET-42
Analysis of pesticide residues and contaminants Waters for potable and domestic purposes (2-Dimethylamino-5,6-dimethylpyrimidin-4-yl) N,N-dimethylcarbamate (pirimicarb); 3-Hydroxycarbofuran (thiobencarb, S-[(4-chlorophenyl)methyl]-N,N-diethylcarbamothioate); Aldicarb; Aldicarb sulfoxide; Bendiocarb; Carbaryl; Carbendazim; Carbofuran; Chlorpropham; Fenoxycarb; Methiocarb; Methomyl; Oxamyl (thioxamyl); Promecarb; Thiodicarb LC-MS-MS in-house method CET-19C
2,2,2-Trichloro-1,1-bis(4-chlorophenyl)ethanol (dicofol, kelthane); 2,4,5,6-Tetrachlorobenzene-1,3-dicarbonitrile (chlorothalonil); Aldrin; Carbophenothion (trithion); Dichlorodiphenyldichloroethane (DDD); Dichlorodiphenyldichloroethylene (DDE); Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT); Dieldrin; Disulfoton; Endosulfan I (α-endosulfan); Endosulfan II (β-endosulfan); Endosulfan sulfate; Endrin; Fenchlorphos (ronnel); Fenitrothion; Fenthion; Fenvalerate; Heptachlor; Heptachlor epoxide; Hexachlorobenzene (HCB); Methoxychlor; Methylparathion (parathionmethyl); O,O-Diethyl O-(4-nitrophenyl) phosphorothioate (parathion, ethylparathion, diethylparathion, parathion-ethyl, folidol); Oxychlordane; Pendimethalin; Pentachloronitrobenzene (quintozene); Terbufos; Trifluralin; cis-Chlordane (α-chlordane); trans-Chlordane (γ-chlordane); α-Hexachlorobenzene (α-benzene hexachloride, α-BHC, α-HCB); β-Hexachlorobenzene (β-benzene hexachloride, β-BHC, β-HCB); γ-Hexachlorobenzene (γ-benzene hexachloride, γ-BHC, γ-HCB, lindane); δ-Hexachlorobenzene (δ-benzene hexachloride, δ-BHC, δ-HCB) GC-MS-MS in-house method CET-7D
2-Methoxycarbonyl-1-methylvinyl dimethyl phosphate (mevinphos); Azinphos-ethyl; Azinphos-methyl (guthion); Chlorfenvinphos; Chlorpyrifos ethyl (chlorpyrifos); Chlorpyrifos methyl; Diazinon; Dichlorvos; Diethyl-2-([dimethoxyphosphorothioyl]sulfanyl)butanedioate (maldison, malathion, carbofos, mercaptothion); Dimethoate; Ethion; Fenamiphos; Fensulfothion; Methidathion; O-Ethyl O-(4-[methylthio]phenyl) S-propyl phosphorodithioate (bolstar, sulprofos); Pirimiphos ethyl; Pirimiphos methyl; Profenofos LC-MS-MS in-house method CET-43A
Analysis of physical and nutritional characteristics Waters for potable and domestic purposes Bromide; Chloride; Fluoride; Nitrate; Nitrite; Phosphate; Sulfate Ion chromatography (IC) in-house method WC5a
Fluoride Ion selective electrode (ISE)

in-house method WC2

Alkalinity Titration

in-house method WC6

Bromide; Chloride; Fluoride; Nitrate; Nitrite; Phosphate; Sulfate Ion chromatography (IC)

in-house method WC5

Conductivity; Turbidity; pH Electrometric; Turbidometry

in-house method WC1

Colour - True UV-vis spectrophotometry

in-house method WC3

Ammonia Ion selective electrode (ISE) in-house method WC-3
Carbon - Total organic (TOC); Dissolved organic carbon (DOC); Organic carbon - Non-purgeable Nondispersive infrared (NDIR)

in-house method WC11

Iodide Ion selective electrode (ISE) in-house method WC8

ISO/IEC 17025 (2017)

Human Testing for Workplace and/or Community Screening

Service Product Determinant Technique Procedure
Monitoring for heavy metals, organometals and trace elements Blood Lithium ICP-AES

in-house method TM169

ISO/IEC 17025 (2017)

Manufactured Goods

Service Product Determinant Technique Procedure Limitations
Evaluation of tobacco and tobacco products Disposable E-cigarettes; E-cigarette cartridges Nicotine LC-MS-MS in-house method CET-46A

ISO/IEC 17025 (2017)

Materials

Service Product Determinant Technique Procedure Limitations
Chemical analysis of polymers and related materials Paints and related coating materials Lead ICP-AES in-house method TM118 Paint on children's toys and buildings

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