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Sample Analysis Carryover


If excessive carryover is noticed by analyzing a high concentration standard and then analyzing a blank, and the measured concentration of the blank is greater than twice the method detection limit or close to the report limit.


  • iCAP Q
  • iCAP RQ
  • iCAP TQ
  • iCAP 6000
  • iCAP 7000
  • iCAP Pro


Replace the autosampler probe.  A modified rinse using an addition of 9 uM of Potassium Bromate can help as well.


The autosampler probe can break down over time and become porous trapping elements that have a tendency to particulate out of solution.