Radionuclide Analysis: Specific Radionuclides

Maxxam is ISO 17025 accredited for many different techniques for precise, sensitive measurement of radioisotopes with radionuclide analysis. Here is an outline of the standard detection limits for the procedures. Please contact us about your specific requirements.

Radionuclide Method Effluent Detection Limit
Bq/L
Sediment Detection Limit
Bq/g
Vegetation
Detection Limit
Bq/g
Tissue Detection Limit
Bq/g
Tritium LSC 100 200 Bq/L * *
Carbon-14 LSC * * * *
Polonium-210 Alpha 0.02 0.01 0.005 0.005
Radium-226 Alpha 0.02 0.01 0.005 0.005
Radium-224 Alpha 0.02
Thorium-228 Alpha 0.02 0.01 0.005 0.005
Thorium-230 Alpha 0.02 0.01 0.005 0.005
Thorium-232 Alpha 0.02 0.01 0.01 0.01
Uranium-234 Alpha 0.02 0.01 0.005 0.005
Uranium-235 Alpha 0.02 0.01 0.005 0.005
Uranium-238 Alpha 0.02 0.01 0.01 0.01
Strontium-90 GFPC 0.1 0.1 0.05 0.05
Lead-210 GFPC 0.1 0.1 0.01 0.01
Gross Alpha Count GFPC 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.2
Gross Beta Count GFPC 0.1 0.5 0.5 0.5
Uranium-238 NAA 0.01 0.01 0.002 0.002
Thorium-232 NAA 0.01 0.01 0.002 0.002
Uranium-235 DNC 0.002 0.002 0.001 0.001
Radium-228 Gamma 0.1 0.1 0.05 0.05
Cobalt-60 Gamma 1 0.02 0.02 0.02
Cesium-134 Gamma 1 0.02 0.02 0.02
Cesium-137 Gamma 1 0.02 0.02 0.02
Iodine-131 Gamma 1 0.02 0.02 0.02

* Indicates special requirements for sampling. Please contact the laboratory. Radionuclide analysis

Lower detection limits and other radionuclides are available, please inquire.

 Method Legend (From Above)

Method (From Above) Description
LSC Liquid Scintillation Counting
Alpha Alpha Spectrometry (after separation of isotope(s))
GFPC Gas Flow Proportional Counting
NAA Neutron Activation Analysis
DNC Delayed Neutron Counting
Gamma Gamma Spectrometry
Radionuclide Analysis: Specific Radionuclides