Analytes are the subject of investigation and have been chosen to represent substances or groups of substances that describe either a basic physiological state or else toxic or carcinogenic conditions.

The specimens are analysed as outlined in the Standard Operating Procedures.

Metals Eighty percent of all elements on earth are metals
Nonmetals Only eighteen elements in the periodic table
Organometallic compounds Organic substances with at least one metall atom
Chlorohydrocarbons Group of organic compounds with at least one covalently bonded chlorine atom
DDT and metabolites Toxic and persistent organochloropesticide
Hexachlorocyclohexane Several isomeric compounds among the group of chlorinated hydrocarbons
Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons Group of organic compounds with at least three condensed six-membered rings
Phthalates and substitutes General-purpose plasticizers for PVC and other polymers
Bisphenol A Commercially important precursor of polymers like polycarbonates and epoxy resins
Biocides and plant protection products Chemical agents against harmful organisms and for plant protection
Perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances Persistent organic compounds in which the hydrogen atoms at the carbon skeleton are completely (perfluoroalkyl) or partially (polyfluoroalkyl) substituted by fluorine atoms.
Polycyclic musks Class of synthetic fragrances
Alkylphenol compounds Class of non-ionic surfactants and their degradation products
Hexabromocyclododecane Brominated flame retardant in polystyrene foams and other plastics
Stable Isotopes Atoms of one element with different weights
Parabens Preservatives in food and cosmetics
Perchlorate Salts of perchloric acid
Supplementary parameters Additional information for the interpretation of contamination data