EGLE Minimum Laboratory Analyte List for PFAS previewBelow is the minimum laboratory PFAS analyte list for analysis of deer, drinking water, groundwater, surface water, soil, wastewater effluent, and landfill leachate samples collected by Michigan’s Departments of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy, Health and Human Services, Agriculture and Rural Development, and Natural Resources. 

This minimum analyte list was developed based on the potential for these chemicals to be found in Michigan, the availability of the chemical standards used for testing, and the ability of available laboratories to test for these PFAS.  This list includes PFAS that can be tested for in drinking water using United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) Methods 537 Rev.1.1 or 537.1, which are the only methods that should be used when analyzing drinking water samples. Other testing methodology may be used to test for PFAS in other media (not drinking water).  This list is not exhaustive of PFAS in Michigan’s environment.

A fish icon (fish) precedes those compounds that are also currently being tested for in fish tissue. 

Revised October 1, 2019

PFAS Minimum Analyte List
Fish Tissue
Analyte Name
Acronym
Fluorinated Carbon Chain Length
Molecular Formula
CAS Number
USEPA Method 537 Rev. 1.1
USEPA Method 537.1
fish

Perfluorotetradecanoic acid

PFTeA

C14

C13F27COOH

376-06-7

X

X

fish

Perfluorotridecanoic acid

PFTriA

C13

C12F25COOH

72629-94-8

X

X

fish

Perfluorododecanoic acid

PFDoA

C12

C11F23COOH

307-55-1

X

X

fish

Perfluoroundecanoic acid

PFUnA

C11

C10F21COOH

2058-94-8

X

X

fish

Perfluorodecanoic acid

PFDA

C10

C9F19COOH

335-76-2

X

X

fish

Perfluorononanoic acid

PFNA

C9

C8F17COOH

375-95-1

X

X

fish

Perfluorooctanoic acid

PFOA

C8

C7F15COOH

335-67-1

X

X

fish

Perfluoroheptanoic acid

PFHpA

C7

C6F13COOH

375-85-9

X

X

fish

Perfluorohexanoic acid

PFHxA

C6

C5F11COOH

307-24-4

X

X

fish

Perfluoropentanoic acid

PFPeA

C5

C4F9COOH

2706-90-3

 

 

fish

Perfluorobutanoic acid

PFBA

C4

C3F7COOH

375-22-4

 

 

fish

Perfluorodecanesulfonic acid

PFDS

C10

C10F21SO3H

335-77-3

 

 

 

Perfluorononanesulfonic acid

PFNS

C9

C9F19SO3H

68259-12-1

 

 

fish

Perfluorooctanesulfonic acid

PFOS

C8

C8F17SO3H

1763-23-1

X

X

 

Perfluoroheptanesulfonic acid

PFHpS

C7

C7F15SO3H

375-92-8

 

 

fish

Perfluorohexanesulfonic acid

PFHxS

C6

C6F13SO3H

355-46-4

X

X

 

Perfluoropentanesulfonic acid

PFPeS

C5

C5F11SO3H

2706-91-4

 

 

fish

Perfluorobutanesulfonic acid

PFBS

C4

C4F9SO3H

375-73-5

X

X

fish

Perfluorooctanesulfonamide

PFOSA

C8

C8F17SO2NH2

754-91-6

 

 

 

Fluorotelomer sulphonic acid 8:2

FtS 8:2

C8

C8F17CH2CH2SO3

39108-34-4

 

 

 

Fluorotelomer sulphonic acid 6:2

FtS 6:2

C6

C6F13CH2CH2SO3

27619-97-2

 

 

 

Fluorotelomer sulphonic acid 4:2

FtS 4:2

C4

C4F9CH2CH2SO3

757124-72-4

 

 

  2-(N-Ethylperfluorooctanesulfonamido) acetic acid N-EtFOSAA C8 C8F17SO2N(C2H5)CH2COOH 2991-50-6 X X
  2-(N-Methylperfluorooctanesulfonamido) acetic acid N-MeFOSAA C8 C8F17SO2N(CH3)CHCOOH 2355-31-9 X X
  Hexafluoropropylene oxide dimer acid HFPO-DA C6 C6HF11O3 13252-13-6   X
 

11-chloroeicosafluoro-3-oxaundecane-1-sulfonic

 acid

11Cl-PF3OUdS C10 C₁₀HF₂₀ClSO₄ 763051-92-9   X
  9-chlorohexadecafluoro-3-oxanone-1-sulfonic acid 9Cl-PF3ONS C8 C8HF16ClSO4 756426-58-1   X
  4,8-dioxa-3H-perfluorononanoic acid ADONA C7 C7H2F12O4 919005-14-4   X