PFAS Identification and Testing

Metiri Group stays updated and informed to help you meet regulations.

Per- and Polyfluorinated Alkyl Substances (PFAS) are a class of synthetic organic compounds with excellent resistance to thermal and chemical degradation. All PFAS share a similar chemical structure: a neutral per or polyfluorinated carbon chain and an anion organic functional group ‘head’ to which the surfactant properties of the molecule are attributed. The number of unique PFAS compounds is estimated to be between 5,000 and 10,000.

As new data on the effects of PFAS on human health is reported and new compounds are introduced to the market by manufacturers, PFAS regulations shift and adapt. At Metiri Group, we embrace the challenge of a growing target analyte list and lower reporting limits. Our team has all of the latest tools necessary for your PFAS testing project, including a state-of-the-art liquid chromatograph triple quadrupole mass spectrometer.

The PFAS Challenge

The environmental and public health challenge of PFAS poses several obstacles and difficulties for those working towards solutions. The lists, limits and methods for PFAS are continually changing. PFAS cleanup is complex, resulting in an increasing amount of site contamination.

Metiri Group endeavors to be one of the first laboratory networks to incorporate a new list or limit and stay ahead of the curve. With an established rigorous training program, Metiri Group ensures that personnel are aware of the high expectations for quality scientific contribution.

Metiri Group offers the most recent analytical techniques and methods:

EPA drinking water method 537.1, 533 and UCMR5 approved

EPA Draft Method 1633

(DoD accredited)

ASTM D7979, ASTM D7968-17a,
ASTM D7968, 537.1M,
and DoD QSM 5.4 Table B15

UCMR5 Approval

Metiri Group is approved for
UCMR5 by the US EPA.
Metiri Group UCMR5 approval

EPA Draft Method 1633 Accreditation

Metiri Group achieves DOD Accreditation
for PFAS testing.
DOD 1633 Accrediation

Equip your project with Metiri Group's capabilities

Metiri Group remains updated and informed on state and federal regulations with laboratory locations ranging several states. These locations have the latest PFAS testing instruments, as Metiri Group works to lead in advanced analytical technology.

With numerous years of experience within municipal, commercial and industrial properties, including airports, landfills and military bases, Metiri Group offers expertise to our wide range of clients.

Metiri Group will dedicate our team to your project from start to finish and ensure you receive the science you need with the service you want.

Learn more about Metiri Group

Learn more about Metiri Group