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Elemental Analysis FACILITY
Director: David W. Killilea, PhD

Elemental analysis is a fundamental and frequently used analytic technique for many academic, medical, and industrial laboratories. The CHORI Elemental Analysis Facility (CHORI-EAF) provides elemental quantitation and support services (sample preparation, metal extraction, dissolved solids measurement, analytic consultation, and technical writing assistance) in support of a wide range of clinical and biomedical research projects. The CHORI-EAF services are available on a fee-for-use basis for both intramural and extramural researchers at highly competitive cost. For general inquiries, see contact information below.


  • Agilent 5100 SVDV Inductively-Coupled Plasma-Optical Emission Spectrometer
  • SPS3 Robotic Autosampler
  • MARS5 Microwave Sample Digestion Oven
  • ICPExpert Advanced Workstation

Analytic Capabilities:

  • Simultaneous, multi-element quantitation over a wide dynamic range
  • Broad elemental detection capability with high precision and sensitivity
  • Compatible with a range of clinical, nutritional, basic research, and pharmaceutical samples
  • Tolerant of high total dissolved solids and complex matrix components
  • NIST-traceable calibrants, standards, and other QA/QC controls included in analyses

Multi-Element Detection:

  • green: detectable in current method
  • white: detectable with additional method development
  • gray: not detectable

Click HERE for a list of work supported by the CHORI-EAF

General Inquiries:
David W. Killilea, PhD
Phone: 510-hone: 510-428-3885, ext. 2376


Revised: June 23, 2020 3:26 PM

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