direction Vienna, Austria     email ralacaboard@gmail.com   

 

GRUPO DE ANÁLISIS DE COMPUESTOS TRAZAS

 

 Contact person:

 Horacio Heinzen
 Verónica Cesio
 Andrés Pérez

 E-Mail:

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 Mandate of the Laboratory:

 Teaching, Research, Method development
 To analyze to third parties complex matrices not analyzed in the
 country/ region for pesticides and contaminants

 Role in the farm-to-fork chain:

 To develop new analytical methodologies and to analyze difficult
 matrices like citrus fruits and juices, teas, water quality etc.   

 National Reference Laboratory:

 It Integrates the National Surveillance Program of pesticide
 residues in Fruits and Vegetables  

 Type of contaminants analysed:

 Pesticides: insecticides, fungicides &herbicides 

 Matrices analysed:

 Fruits & Vegetables (emphasis in citrus fruits)
 Herbal medicines
 Cereals (rice)
 Soybeans
 Environmental samples( Water, Soils)

 Combination matrices and contaminants
 analysed:

 54 GC amenable pesticides analyzed in
 Cauliflower
 Lettuce
 Potato
 Oranges
 Mandarines
 Strawberry
 Blueberry
 Carrot
 Onion
 Yerba Mate 
 Tea
 Camomile
 Ginger
 Propolis
 Oregano
 In coordination with the PAAP, 50 pesticides are analyzed 
 through LC-MS/MS
 Environmental
 Water
 Herbicides
 12through LC DAD & 18 through LC MS/MS
 60 GC-Amenable anthropogenic contaminants
 In water
 The scope of both laboratories are complementary and work
 together

 Description of validated method used:

 QuEChERS
 SweEt
 Miniluke
 Variations and modifications thereof

 Laboratory accredited according to
 ISO17025:

 No

 Provision of interpretation of residue
 data to customers:

 It provides data interpretation

 Laboratory certified according to GLP:

 No

 Is laboratory available for research and
 development (R@D) within RALACA
 when funding becomes available?

 Yes

 Is the laboratory available for quality
 auditing services within RALACA when
 funding becomes available?

 Yes 

 Is the laboratory available for expert
 missions within RALACA when funding
 becomes available?

 Yes

 Is the laboratory available for ad hoc on-
 site training when funding becomes
 available?

 Yes 

 Is the laboratory available for ad hoc
 remote/distance learning training when
 technology and funding becomes
 available?

 Yes

 Is the laboratory available for
 preparation of ad hoc reference
 materials when projects/funding
 becomes available?

 Yes

 Is the laboratory available for
 organization and distribution of ad hoc
 proficiency testing/collaborative trials
 when projects/funding becomes
 available?

 Yes

 

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