Pace Announces Availability of New PFAS Test Method

Pace Analytical Services (Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA), a preferred provider of regulatory testing and analytical laboratory services, has announced the availability of PFAS Test Method ASTM D8421/EPA 8327. This new test method applies to aqueous and solid sample material.

“With the increasing focus on PFAS [per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances]contamination of our environment, Pace is seeing greater demand than ever for reliable, fast testing services for complex matrices including soil, ground and surface water, landfill leachate, and more,” says Paul Jackson, program manager for environmental compliance and emerging contaminants. 

“We are excited to be able to offer customers the ability to get results faster for important decision-making and/or to comply with increasing regulatory requirements,” Jackson adds.

ASTM D8421/EPA 8327 uses isotope dilution and LC/MS/MS (liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry) to analyze for up to 44 PFAS compounds in both aqueous and solid sample material. 

According to the company, this test method offers several advantages over other PFAS test methods:

  • Results can be delivered faster and at a lower price;
  • Requires only a 5 mL sample, reducing waste;
  • Isotope dilution calibration and quantification allows for a greater reliability of results;
  • Method detection limits (MDLs) meet the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed drinking water standards and regional screening levels.

“Pace is pleased to be able to cite either method ASTM D8421 or EPA 8327 due to the technical similarities of the methods,” says Nick Nigro, product manager. “We combined them into the same service offering and can thus cite either method, depending on our customer’s regulatory jurisdiction and data quality objectives.”

Source: Pace,