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58 Years of Exceptional Quality and Service  


We are experts in environmental testing, sampling, and monitoring of water, wastewater, soil, waste, and air using EPA, MDEQ, NPDES, SDWA, and RCRA test methods.  We specialize in industrial surveillance, process troubleshooting and quality control. Our laboratory has the equipment and staff to deliver the quality and service you expect without delay. No excuses.  Call us. Better solutions through better chemistry.

State of the art equipment
  • ICP-MS Inductively Coupled Plasma - Mass Spectrometer
  • ICP-AES (2) Inductively Coupled Plasma - Atomic Emission Spectrometers
  • GC-MS (6) Gas Chromatograph-Mass Spectrometers
  • GC (6) Gas Chromatographs with FID, ECD, NPD detectors
  • HPLC High Performance Liquid Chromatograph with UV/VIS,  ELCD, Fluorescence, RI detectors
  • IC Ion Chromatograph (Chemical Suppression)
  • AFS Atomic Fluorescence Spectrometer
  • CFI Continuous Flow Analyzer (Multi-channel)
  • SFA Segmented Flow Analyzer (Discrete)
  • FIA Flow Injection Analyzer
  • Available Cyanide by Flow Injection, Ligand Exchange, and Amperometry
  • CVA Cold Vapor Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer with Reduction Vaporization
  • FTIR Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrophotometer
  • UV/VIS Diode Array Scanning Spectrophotometer
  • ASE Accelerated Solvent Extraction System (pressurized fluid extraction)

U.S. EPA Certified for:

  • Microbiology Full Certification
  • E.coli Bacteria
  • Enumeration of E.coli
  • Heterotrophic Plate Count
  • Organic Chemistry Full Certification
  • Total Trihalomethanes
  • 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
  • Total Trihalomethanes (TTHMs)
  • 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

Drinking Water Test Kit - 38 tests in 2 days for $49 Is your water safe? The USEPA recommends regular testing of your drinking water by a certified laboratory. We have the sophisticated laboratory equipment and trained professionals for the job. You can trust our  degreed, experienced professional chemists. We'll test for Bacteria, Ions, Heavy Metals, and Minerals for a great price and do it FAST. Our combination of quality, number of tests, turnaround, and price is unmatched. We use  only state of the art analytical testing equipment for your samples. Click on the link above for more details and how to order.

Hop Testing  With the recent explosion of microbreweries in Michigan, we were asked to provide the testing needed by hops growers. We can test Alpha & Beta acids, Cohumulone, Colupulone, and Dry Matter using High Performance Liquid Chromatograph (HPLC) which provides superior accuracy. We also test for Alpha & Beta acids plus Hop Storage Index using Diode Array UV Spectophotometer. We also do Essential Oil testing by steam distillation and Gas Chromatography.  We are a member of the American Society of Brewing Chemists and use their test methods while subscribing to monthly blind QC samples to ensure our results are correct.  The turnaround time during harvest season provides your report the next business day.

Brewers!  Chemistry Analysis of Water used in Brewing Beer  Brewers need to control Carbonate -  Bicarbonate (Total alkalinity), Sodium, Calcium, Chloride, Sulfate, and Magnesium as well as contaminants such as heavy metals, bacteria, nitrate, fluoride, etc.  We have the perfect water test kit for just that purpose! CLICK HERE

Chlorinated Paraffins  Here's another test that our laboratory developed arising from the needs of our clients. Like the EDTA test below, we may well be 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. By calibrating the GC-MS in three ranges of C10-C13, C14-C17, and C17-C30, our test method allows a very wide range of compounds to be detected and quantified.

EDTA is an important compound of massive worldwide use. The very property that makes EDTA commercially valuable - its ability to bind with metals - also causes it to dramatically enhance the mobilization of heavy metals into groundwater.  Wastes containing EDTA  expedite the migration of toxic heavy metal contaminants into the groundwater aquifer at an alarming rate. EDTA testing is a critical component in determining the path of heavy metal  contaminants and if your operation used EDTA, you should take a careful look at the ultimate fate of your waste stream.  Our laboratory has developed an analytical method for measuring EDTA in water, groundwater, soil, and waste that's unavailable elsewhere.

KAR Laboratories, Inc.

4425 Manchester Road

Kalamazoo, MI 49001

(269) 381-9666