Tour Our Environmental Testing Lab

Sample Receiving

Our sample receiving department is the first point of contact with your samples. Our sample coordinators review every order to ensure all sample conditions, documentation and container requirements are within compliance.  They input pertinent data into our Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS), and ensure samples are stored according to EPA requirements.  Then, the samples continue to our laboratories for analysis.


Our microbiology department performs bacterial testing on various samples, including drinking water, wastewater, pools and biosolids.  Our microbiology team is the first line of defense against acute health risks to you and your family. We perform many tests in support of client needs including Fecal Coliform, Total Coliform, E. Coli, Heterotrophic Plate Count, Helminth Ova, and Salmonella.   Our laboratory technicians can also perform microscopic analysis on wastewater treatment plant sludge.  Our knowledgeable team is thorough and focused on meeting the diverse needs of our customer.

Inorganic Chemistry

Our inorganic chemistry department is the most versatile area of our laboratory.  We offer a large spectrum of analytical testing ranging from standard wet-chemistry techniques, such as titrations and colorimetry, to advanced automated analysis, such as Ion Chromatography (IC), Flow Injection Analysis (FIA) and Inductively Coupled Plasma – Mass Spectroscopy (ICP-MS).  Please, visit our Analytical Techniques page for more detailed information about our wide array of our analytical equipment.

Organic Chemistry

Our organic chemistry department is where analysis of a large assortment of organic compounds takes place. Most of these methods require a solvent extraction process and are analyzed using gas or liquid chromatography systems. Our gas chromatography systems include mass-spectroscopy or electron capture detection (ECD) for the analysis of synthetic organic contaminants (SOCs), pesticides, herbicides, PCBs, Semi-volatile and volatile contaminants.  Our High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) technology is utilized primarily for the analysis of SOCs. Please, visit our Analytical Techniques page for more detailed information about our wide array of our analytical equipment.

Client Services

Our client services team is comprised of a highly trained team of dedicated professionals.

When it comes to reporting, Suburban Testing Labs has you covered with four ways of receiving results reports: automatic email, online report access, automatic fax, and a hardcopy.  You may also elect to go paperless and only receive reports/invoices electronically.  Our project managers also offer automatic notification of results that exceed your permit levels, and will track your compliance requirements.

Do you require specific electronic reporting or EDD’s? Our project managers are here to customize your data deliverables according to your needs, and we can automate your reports directly from our LIMS.

Avoid costly resampling due to lack of lab communication or partnership oversights by choosing our team.  Our scheduling coordinator will work with you to manage all of your field sampling and analysis needs to make your project a success.

Field Sciences

Our field sciences team can perform a variety of field sampling and on-site analysis.  Our focus is to meet diverse customer needs with a knowledgeable and courteous frontline team.

Our team of field sciences division undergoes extensive training in all aspects of sample collection including sampling for various types of drinking water, wastewater, industrial waste, pools, sludge and biosolids.  Our highly qualified staff will ensure that your samples are collected, stored properly and transported according to all EPA requirements.

The field sciences team boasts cutting edge technology and equipment to get the job done, including portable composite samplers and monitoring well sampling equipment.  We have a large inventory of portable composite sampling units for sampling in any type of environment, which are also available for renting.  Field analysis capabilities include, but are not limited to, pH, chlorine, dissolved oxygen, conductivity, flow rate, and temperature.   We maintain high levels of standards for calibration and equipment maintenance to ensure the most accurate results possible.