Aquatic Toxicology

SynTech Research’s Aquatic Ecotoxicology Team provides complete aquatic study programs, from protocol design through implementation, including sample analysis, QA and submission of final reports.

Programs are delivered by aquatic toxicologists located in Stilwell, Kansas, USA. Our staff includes Study Directors and Principal Investigators experienced in a wide range of aquatic testing programs.

Our testing package includes acute and chronic laboratory tests on fish, amphibians, invertebrates, aquatic plants and algae.


 

 

 

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Test species


Algae

  • Navicula pelliculosa
  • Anabaena flos-aquae
  • Skeletonema costatum
  • Pseudokirchneriella subcapitata

Macrophytes

  • Lemna gibba
  • Lemna minor
  • Myriophyllum spicatum
  • Myriophyllum aquaticum
  • Glyceria maxima

Invertebrates

  • Chironomus riparius
  • Daphnia magna
  • Chironomus dilutus
  • Leptocheirus plumulosus
  • Hyalella azteca
  • Lumbriculus variegates

Fish

  • Fathead minnow
  • Sheepshead minnow
  • Zebra fish
  • Rainbow trout
  • Carp
  • Bluegill sunfish
  • Medaka

Amphibians

  • Xenopus laevis
  • Xenopus tropicalis

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Laboratory testing


Algae and aquatic plants

  • 72 or 96 hour global test designs
  • 7 or 14 day Lemna
  • Rooted macrophyte growth

Acute effects

  • Static, static renewal and flow-through
  • Freshwater and saltwater testing
  • Sediment toxicity
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Sediment toxicity tests

Chronic effects

  • Fathead minnow, sheepshead minnow and trout early-life stage (ELS)
  • Daphnia full life cycle
  • Fathead minnow partial life cycle
  • Sediment toxicity

Endocrine effects

  • Fathead minnow Short Term Reproduction Assay (FSTRA)
  • Xenopus laevis metamorphosis assay

Analytical support

  • Analysis of test media
  • Method development and validation
  • LC/MS/MS, HPLC, GC/MS, LSC

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For more information, please contact:
Eric Ythier, Global Ecotoxicology Account Manager, eythier@syntechresearch.com