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KAR LABORATORIES INC Environmental Testing Services

60 Years of Exceptional Quality and Service

Advanced lab equipment

Top chemists operating state-of-the-art instrumentation

SPE extraction EPA 525.2, 508
Wet chemistry and anion cation analysis

Welcome to KAR Laboratories. Specializing in environmental testing, sampling, and monitoring of water, wastewater, soil, wastes, and air using EPA, NPDES, SDWA, ASTM, and RCRA test methods, our staff has a combined 265 years of analytical chemistry experience. While most of our efforts are assisting commercial, industrial, and municipal clients, we consider it our duty to help private citizens and homeowners, offering 4 value-oriented drinking water test kits with previously unheard of contaminant coverage and fast service. We can help with industrial surveillance, process troubleshooting and solving industrial problems. Our laboratory has the equipment and staff to deliver the superior quality and service you expect, without delay and without excuses or compromises. Better solutions through better chemistry.

The best drinking water test kit

Drinking Water Test Kits
* Up to 385 tests

* Fast as 2 days
* From $59.95

Is your water safe? The USEPA recommends regular testing of your drinking water by a certified laboratory.

Hop testing service

Hop Testing

With the recent explosion of microbreweries in Michigan and across the land, we have reported results for over 6000 hop tests in the last 3 years.

beer and brewing water laboratory testing service

Brewing Water Testing

 The most comprehensive brewing water test kit for professionals and home brewers alike.

Chlorinated paraffins test

Chlorinated Paraffins Testing

Possibly the only laboratory in the country to offer this unique service for environmental samples (water, wastewater, soil, wastes, etc.), as the published literature tends to focus on toxicity in animals.

EDTA analysis in water, soils, and wastes by HPLC

EDTA Testing

An important compound used extensively worldwide, but  expedites the migration of toxic heavy metal contaminants into the groundwater aquifer at an alarming rate.






  KAR Labs is a member of the Better Business Bureau

 U.S. EPA & Mi DEQ Certified for:

  • Microbiology Full Certification
  • E.coli Bacteria
  • Enumeration of E.coli
  • Heterotrophic Plate Count
  • Organic Chemistry Full Certification
  • Total Trihalomethanes (TTHM)
  • Regulated and Unregulated Volatile Organic Chemicals
  • Regulated and Unregulated Synthetic Organic Chemicals
  • Regulated and Unregulated Inorganic Chemicals
  • 2,4,5-TP (Silvex)
  • 2,4-D
  • Alachlor
  • Aldrin
  • Atrazine
  • Benzo(a)pyrene
  • Butachlor
  • Butylbenzylphthalate
  • Chlordane
  • Dalapon
  • DBCP Dibromochloropropane
  • Di(2-ethylhexyl)adipate
  • Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate
  • Dicamba
  • Dieldrin
  • Dinoseb
  • EDB Ethylene dibromide
  • Endrin
  • Heptachlor
  • Heptachlor epoxide
  • Hexachlorobenzene
  • Hexachlorocyclopentadiene
  • Lindane
  • Methoxychlor
  • Metolachlor
  • Metribuzin
  • Pentachlorophenol
  • Picloram
  • Propachlor
  • Regulated VOCs
  • Simazine
  • Toxaphene
  • Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) screening
  • Unregulated VOCs
  • Inorganic Chemistry Full Certification
  • Bromide
  • Cyanide
  • Fluoride
  • Nitrate
  • Nitrite
  • Sulfate
  • Antimony
  • Arsenic
  • Barium
  • Beryllium
  • Cadmium
  • Chromium
  • Copper
  • Lead
  • Mercury
  • Nickel
  • Selenium
  • Sodium
  • Thallium
  • Total Organic Carbon

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KAR Laboratories, Inc.

4425 Manchester Road

Kalamazoo, MI 49001

269-381-9666 M-F 8-5 EST