Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS)(Funded by DST-PURSE)

Instrument Details

Make : Thermo Scientific iCAP Qc ICP-MS


(i) Metal content of proteins/enzymes.

(ii)Trace metal analysis in bones/ tissues/ urine/ blood.

(iii) Trace metal analysis in food, water, beverages, canned products etc.

(iv) Monitoring and control of metal impurities in medicinal preparations, Ayurvedic preparations


(i) Supersedes other similar techniques like AAS, Optical emission spectroscopy or ICP atomic emission spectroscopy, used for similar analysis in precision, accuracy, speed.

(ii)Wide elemental coverage – most metals with first ionisation potential below that of Argon can be analysed.

(iii)Capable of isotope ratio measurement.

(iv) Helps determine chemical form of the element in a sample (speciation studies). (v) Laser ablation coupled ICP-MS possible for samples like bone/nails etc.

Fee details and submission of application

For fee details, please visit The request form for the instrument shall be downloaded from Read the instructions given in the form and at the bottom of the analysis rates page carefully before submitting the application. Proper method and area of focus for result has to be mentioned for accuracy.

Location: Central Laboratory for instrumentation and facilitation, University of Kerala, Karivattom campus Trivandrum


You can also log on to the I-STEM Portal ( and book slots for the equipment.