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Analysis of Nutrients in Waters

Total Phosphorous, Total Kjeldahl Nitrogen, Nitrate, and Nitrite are important nutrients for wastewater treatment plants to remove in their treatment processes. Excessive nutrients…

Testing to Support Infrastructure

We analyze soil, solids and groundwater for large expansion projects involving major redevelopment, highway, airport, and rail projects (just to name a few).

Dr. Martin Luther King, JR. Day of Service

Make it a day ON, not a day off Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service 2020 is Monday, January 20th. Americans began commemorating MLK Jr’s birthday through legislation in 1983 as a federal holiday, and it was decided to be the third Monday of every January. Instead of it being a day off, … Read more

2019 Holiday Hours

While our laboratory operates 365 Days per year, our office does observe holiday hours for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. We ask that samples are dropped off at our laboratory by 1:00 as shown below so our analysts can be with their families as much as possible. Sample pick-up and collection changes will be … Read more

Gravimetric Analysis

Over the past 12 months we’ve performed over 43,400 tests in our Gravimetric Lab, which is part of our Inorganic Chemistry Department. Tests analyzed here include Total Suspended Solids, Total Dissolved Solids, and Total Solids. What type of clients typically perform these tests, and what’s the difference between them?

Tailgate Party Giveaway

Fall is here, and so is football, grilling, and backyard fire pit season. To celebrate this great season, we are doing one last giveaway for the season. Enter to win our Suburban Tailgate Party Basket, which includes: $25 Gift Card to Dick’s Sporting Goods Suburban Testing Labs Beer Mug HydraPeak 12oz Travel Mug for your … Read more

Back to School 2019 Giveaway

Summer is unofficially ending this weekend, and kids are headed back to school. We thought we’d celebrate the start of fall with a fun Suburban Swag Giveaway Contest! The basket includes: Suburban Testing Labs Moleskine Journal $25 Gift Card to Target Insulated Lunch Bag Glass Reusable Water Bottle Silicone Reusable Straws Fancy Pen Set Metal … Read more

Dogs are dying from harmful algae in lakes and ponds. So what does that mean for your drinking water?

What is the local impact of Harmful Algal Blooms (HAB)? And how concerned should we be about our water supplies?

July 4th Celebration Giveaway!

We have one more giveaway this summer to fire up our fans. We want to celebrate our clients and friends to say thank you for your partnership! Enter to win our Bourbon & BBQ Basket, which includes: Basil Hayden’s Bourbon BBQ Seasoning Set Cold Drinks Metal Bucket (with legs!) Whiskey Glasses Square Ice Mold Cool … Read more

Laboratory Analysis Interference – Part 3

In this final installment of our three-part series, we will describe some common interferences our laboratory analysts encounter that may explain why some of your data has, for example, higher reporting limits or qualifiers. Laboratory Analysis Interference, also referred to as matrix interference, occurs when non-target analytes or physical/chemical characteristics of a sample prevent quantification … Read more

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