How does Vibrant measure heavy metals?

Vibrant measures heavy metals using mass spectrometry.

Vibrant uses the NexION mass spectrometry instrument which can detect compounds at the parts per quadrillion level.

How small is parts per quadrillion? Well, if you had a pie and cut that pie into a quadrillion (1,000,000,000,000,000) pieces, the NexION mass spec instrument can detect 1 tiny piece of that pie.

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