What forms of arsenic do the arsenic test kits measure?

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Document ID TE163

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Published Date 27/05/2017
Question
What forms of arsenic do the arsenic test kits measure?
Summary
Arsenic forms measured by test kits catalog number 2800000 (low-range) and 2822800 (EZ-Arsenic high range)
Answer
The arsenic test kits Arsenic, Low Range Test Kit (catalog number 2800000) and EZ Arsenic, High Range Test Kit (catalog number 2822800) measure inorganic arsenic in the +3 and +5 oxidation states. Not detected are organic arsenic compounds, such as dimethylarsenic acid. To measure total arsenic, including inorganic and organic arsenic, the EZ-Arsenic high range test kit instructions include information on digesting the sample; digested results would include organic arsenic.