Specialty Analytical Provides:

Validatable results – Level IV deliverable packages
Low detection limits to meet your specific reporting limit requirements
Unsurpassed turn-around-time, 5-7 business days
Experience with cleanup of difficult matrices using Gel Permeation Chromatography (GPC)


The analysis of sediments can be complicated and the matrix complex. The laboratory must know how to clean up samples and mitigate analytical interferences. Successful analysis of sediment samples requires knowledge and experience. Over the past decade Specialty Analytical has provided sediment analysis to a variety of commercial, municipal and private clients including a number of Ports in the Northwest. The average experience level of our analytical staff is between 7-10 years and our senior staff has nearly 100 years of combined analytical experience.


Due to the risk based calculations used in regulatory requirements the reporting limits that laboratories must achieve can be much lower for sediments than those required for routine soil or solids analysis. Achieving these low levels requires the use of advanced, cutting edge technology and instrumentation; analytical methods need to be pushed beyond standard limits. The instrumentation used at Specialty Analytical includes ICP, ICP/MS, CVAF (cold vapor atomic fluorescence spectrometry), GC/MS, GC/ECD, and HPLC .