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Total Volatile Organic Compounds

This is a list of chemicals that can be detected in a High Sensitivity Scan.

The scan can be performed on an Air Sample or a Material Sample.

Air Sample
The scan requires the sampling of an air stream for 4 hours. The detection limit is between 1PPM (part per million) and 1 PPB (part per billion) depending on the specific compound.

Material Sample
The material is exposed to high temperature in order to drive off any Volatile Compounds which are then analyzed by GCMS.

If the test is to be used in a lawsuit, multiple sampling will be required depending on the situation.

The sampling media is time sensitive; therefore, this test may require scheduling five days in advance.

The test is divided into two areas: Quantitative and Semi quantitative.

Quantitative values are expressed in values above 10 nanograms or one part per billion.

Semi quantitative results are expressed in their presence or absence and then low or high. Should the specific chemical require a quantitative result, a specific test will be performed for that chemical.