Upon arriving at the laboratory the hair sample is weighed and then prepared in a series of chemical & high temperature digestive procedures. To insure a high degree of accuracy and to maintain quality control, a known standard is run through the equipment every 12th sample and the equipment is recalibrated after every 24 samples. Two additional standards are run randomly, one using a pool of liquefied (digested) hair and another from a known mix of hair samples that is run through the entire process from digestion through testing.
Testing is performed using the most precise and sophisticated detection equipment. Each mineral, when burned or volatilized, emits it's own signature wavelength. These emitted wavelengths are precisely measured in parts per million using an Induction Coupled Plasma-Optical Emission Spectrometer. These test results are then downloaded to our computers for the production of your report.
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