FAQ

Why is accurate testing so important?
If you receive unreliable data, it can cost a project by imposing headaches and more money down the road to gather new data and redirect the project if necessary – investing in reliability now can prevent costly mistakes later.

Which tests should I perform on my well water?
Contact Colorado Department of Health at 303.692.3291 or visit their website www.colorado.gov/environment.htm – Give them your location and they will inform you of which parameters to test for.

Are you certified by the State of Colorado to test?
We are certified by Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE). However, only the State certifies laboratories for drinking water analysis. The State does not require certifications for other programs such as waste water, underground storage tanks, and ground water. So unless you are testing drinking water for CDPHE, your project does not require Colorado State certification.

Can you certify that my water is safe to drink?
No. We only provide the concentrations of the analytes of concern. Drinking water is regulated by the Safe Drinking Water act and administered locally by the State. Please contact your State authority and request maximum contamination levels for your area.

How do I get sample containers?
We provide sample containers at no extra charge. We will ship them to you via courier or parcel delivery for a delivery charge.

How fast will I get my results?
Our standard turn around time (TAT) is 5 business days. For samples received prior to 10:00 am the TAT will begin that day. If samples are received after 10:00 am, the TAT will begin at 8:00 am the following business day. Our service is faster than most other laboratories.

What are sample preservatives?
Most samples require preservation such as temperature, chemical or both. The preservatives prevent the loss of analytes of concern. We provide pre-preserved sample containers with the exception of ice. Most organic tests require temperature preservation at 4 degrees Celsius. The client is responsible for providing ice or blue ice.

What are holding times?
Holding times are a non-scientific time range for the time a sample is taken and the time the sample is analyzed. Contact Customer Service for a list of tests and their related holding times.

What is 8(a) certification?
8(a) certification is a business development program for Small Disadvantaged Business’ (SDB) administered by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). 8(a) certification allows us to compete for federally funded projects with special consideration. There are many benefits to our clients who compete for federally funded work and use SDB’s. For more information about the 8(a) program and how our certification can help you please visit www.sba.gov.

What other certifications do you have?
We hold several certifications designating us as a small minority owned business. We are CDPHE certified for low-level TO-15 SIM analysis for indoor Air Quality Testing. We are recognized by the State of Colorado as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE). We are certified by the City and County of Denver as a Small Business Enterprise (SBE).