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Pesticide and Residue Laboratory

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Pesticide and Toxin Analysis

Using computerized high-performance liquid chromatography, gas chromatography, mass spectrometry, and photodiode array, chemists analyze food products, water, and environmental samples for pesticide residues and toxins which could prove harmful if ingested by humans or animals.

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Common pesticides & toxins we test for:

ALPHA-AMANITIN, ACONITINIE, ALDICARB, ALDICARB SULFONE, ALDICARB-SULFOXIDE, ALDRIN, AFLATOXIN, AMINOPTERIN, APOMORPHINE, ARECOLINE, ATROPINE, BRODIFACOU, BRUCINE, CARBARYL, CARBOFURAN, COUMAPHOS, DDE, DDT, DIAZINON, DIGITOXIN, DIGOXIGENIN, EMETINE, ENDRIN, ESERINE, ETHIOFENCARB, FENAMIPHOS, FENAMIPHOS SULFOXIDE, METHAMIDOPHOS, METHIOCARB, METHOMYL, PARAOXON, PARATHION, PHENANTHRENE, PHORATE, PICROTIN, PROPOXUR, RICININE, SOLANINE, STRYCHNINE, TETRAMINE, & TRIPHENYLPHOSPATE


We also perform analysis for a variety of different drugs and residues. The WVDA screens for controlled substances as well as various residues in a variety of food, water, and nutritional products.


Common controlled substances and drugs that we test for:

Apomorphine, Berbine, Codeine, Cochicine, Digitoxigenen, Digoxin, Fentanyl, Heroin, Hydrastine, Hydrocodone, Hyoscamine, Levorphanol, Lobeline, Morphine, Nicotine, Ouabain, Oxycodone, Pentazocine, Pilocarpine, Scopolamine, Warfarin, and Yomimbine



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