Our Laboratory is accredited under EN ISO/IEC 17025 by the Hellenic Accreditation System S.A. (ESYD SA) [Accreditation Certificate No 636]. Scope of Accreditation includes:

  • Assay, impurities test and dissolution test under flexible scope protocol. See: A-SOP-28-ENT-1
  • Determination of pharmaceutical active ingredients under flexible scope protocol. See: A-SOP-28-ENT-2
  • Determination of veterinary drugs in food by LC-MS/MS under flexible scope protocol. See: B-SOP-28-ENT-1
  • Determination of Pb, Cd, Cu and As in fish and fish feed by ETAAS
  • Determination of hexavalent chromium in potable, surface and ground- water by LLE-ETAAS

We offer a high number of analyses in food, environmental and material samples:

  • Metals and metalloids (As, Se) in food and feed.
  • Metals and metalloids in drinking water and ground water
  • Metals and metalloids in environmental samples (marine water and sediments, wastewater and sludge, fly ash, soil and plants, biota)
  • Chromium species (hexavalent chromium in drinking water, wastewater and sludge)
  • Tin and organotin compounds in environmental and food samples
  • Total arsenic and inorganic arsenic and organoarsenic species in food and water samples
  • Major anions and cations in water and food samples
  • Drinking water analysis according to the 98/83/ΕΚ
  • Veterinary drug residues (MRL and prohibited substances, plus grisin) in food of animal origin and feed
  • Nitrosamines in fish by LC-MS/MS
  • Pesticides in food and feed (QuEChERS – LC-MS/MS & GC-MS and screening of more than 800 pesticides by LC-QTOFMS)
  • Pesticides in drinking and ground water
  • Mycotoxins in food and feed
  • Compounds that migrate from food packaging material (EU Regulations 10/2011 and ΕΚ 1935/2004)
  • Additives in processed food (preservatives, antioxidants, colorants, sweeteners)
  • Nucleotides, carnitine, inositol and taurine in foodstuff
  • Lactose in food
  • Vitamins (A, B complex, C, D, E, K, β-carotene) in food
  • Amino acids and protein content in food
  • Biogenic amines and Histamine in fresh and processed food
  • Nitrate and nitrite in food
  • Minerals and fluorine in feed
  • Fats, proteins, moisture, ash, fibers, TVBN, sodium of fishery products and feeds
  • Fatty acids profile
  • C, N, P in sediments
  • Priority pollutants (organic and inorganic) in surface water according to the WFD 2000/60/EC and directive 2006/397/EC
  • Priority pollutants (organic and inorganic) in wastewater and sludge
  • Endocrine disrupting compounds (EDCs) in environmental samples (surface and waste water, sludge)
  • Perfluorinated compounds in water, wastewater, sludge, and fish
  • Benzotriazoles and benzothiazoles in water, wastewater and sludge
  • Sweeteners in water, wastewater and foodstuff
  • Multi-class pharmaceuticals (regulated, controlled and illicit drugs) in water, wastewater and sludge
  • Antifouling booster biocides in marine samples

Providing analytical services:

The Laboratory of Analytical Chemistry (L.A.C) of the Department of Chemistry of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (N.K.U.A) has a 50-year experience in developing and applying innovative analytical methods and techniques in a variety of research fields, including Food Chemistry as well as Environmental, Pharmaceutical and Industrial Chemistry. L.A.C has a long-term collaboration with public services (Ministry of Rural Development and Food, EFET, among others) and also with private food companies dominating in Greek market (JIOTIS SA, DELTA, NIREUS, among others) providing specialized services in food analysis.

L.A.C. is an accredited laboratory by E.S.Y.D for the determination of veterinary drugs and heavy metals in food matrices (certification number 636). Since 2016, L.A.C. has been assigned as the National Reference Laboratory (NRL) for the determination of coccidiostats in animal tissue and egg samples. Additionally, the successful participation of LAC in several proficiency test schemes for the determination of veterinary residues, metals, total and inorganic arsenic, preservatives and colorings in foodstuffs, ensures the Laboratory’s reliability.

We also offer high quality services on:

  • R & D Studies: Development and validation of analytical methods, environmental assessment using multivariate chemometric tools, dietary exposure studies
  • Training services: Advanced Instrumental Analysis (AAS, ICP-AES, MS, ICP-MS, GC, GC-MS, LC, LC-MS, tandem MS), Method Validation, System
  • Suitability, Chemical Metrology, Measurment Uncertainty, Traceability, Laboratory Accreditation, EN ISO/IEC 17025:2005
  • Quality assessment for ISO/IEC 17025
  • High Resolution Mass Spectrometric target, suspect and non-target screening workflows for the identification of knowns and unknowns in environmental and food samples

  • Hyphenated techniques, liquid chromatography hyphenated with tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS):

    • Study of electrospray ionization of wide broad polarity molecules. Ion suppression studies.
    • Optimization strategies of mobile phases and API (ESI and APCI) parameters for multi-analyte determinations, using multivariate chemometric techniques
    • Methodology for internal standards selection
    • Ultra performance liquid chromatographic separations for mass spectrometry (UPLC-MS)
    • Hydrophilic liquid chromatographic separations for mass spectrometry (HILIC-MS)
    • Determination of micropollutants and food contaminants (endocrine disrupting compounds, pharmaceuticals and veterinary drug residues, pesticides, additives)
  • Application of multivariate pattern recognition techniques on large data sets for classification, feature selection, prediction, data reduction and modelling

  • Environmental chemistry of emerging micropollutants and their (bio)transformation products (phenolic EDCs, PFOS, PFOA and other PFCs, pharmaceuticals and PCPs, illicit drugs, benzotriazoles, benzothiazoles, benzosulfonamides, siloxanes, polar pesticides, artificial sweeteners) through a holistic approach, including monitoring, fate in the environment and ecotoxicology

  • Food and feed contaminants: determination and dietary exposure studies of environmental contaminants (metals, pesticides), endocrine disrupting compounds, veterinary drug residues, toxins, migration contaminants from food contact materials and additives.

  • Derivatization reagents for sensitivity and selectivity enhancement of chromatographic determinations

  • New, fast and efficient, sample preparation methods (microwave assisted and ultrasonic-assisted extraction, matrix dispersive and advanced SPE)

  • Speciation analysis: development of methods for the determination of chromium, tin, arsenic, mercury and germanium species in environmental and food samples

  • Electrothermal Atomic Absorption Spectrometry: permanent modifiers for multi-element determinations, internal standardization for multi-element ETAAS, atomization mechanisms