The SPH’s lab facilities include five rooms in Hardy Memorial Tower.
The lab facilities in Hardy Memorial Tower are dedicated primarily for environmental-analytical work. The analytical capabilities of the SPH laboratories for supporting environmental health research are arguably the most sophisticated and state-of-the-art in the whole San Diego Region.
The laboratories are furnished with sophisticated analytical instruments and equipment shown below in order to analyze trace level of elements and organic compounds in various environmental samples as well as for environmental toxicology research projects.
Agilent 7890B Gas chromatograph with 5977A Mass Spectrometer (GC/MSD)
Application: This instrument is used for the quantification of targeted volatile organic contaminants. Our previous research projects with the Agilent GC/MS include but not limited to the measurement of the levels of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in human plasma, breastmilk and human stool samples.