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2019 Top 50 Business Recognition

Our Team is celebrating today.  #22 on the list of Greater Reading Top 50 Businesses according to the Greater Reading Chamber Alliance, published today in the Reading Eagle Business Weekly.   We have been appearing on this list every year since we were eligible, and once again are featured in the top half. Awards will be … Read more

Laboratory Analysis Interference – Part 2

In this 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 of the analytes of … Read more

Laboratory Analysis Interference – Part 1

In this 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 of the analytes of … Read more

Drowning in Lab Problems? Let Us Keep You Afloat.

Missed turnaround times? Unanswered questions or data inquiries? If any of this sounds familiar, you may be drowning in lab problems. Suburban Testing Labs can help. Our project turnaround time is currently running at 98.6%. This means we give you deadlines you can trust, and you get your report when you’re supposed to, often earlier … Read more

Earth Day 2019

Happy Earth Day!  For us, Earth Day is every day.  It’s what we do.   Last year we performed over 360,000 analyses and received more than 130,000 samples.  This testing is done to ensure our natural waterways are free of harmful pollution, our soils are free of contamination, and our drinking water is safe for … Read more

New Online Access Feature

A new Search feature has been added to our online report access portal, SuburbanClientConnect.  To help our clients learn about this very valuable function, we are sharing a new Online Video Tutorial, produced by Promium, the vendor that developed the software. Get the basics of how to navigate SuburbanClientConnect in this short video.  Learn how you … Read more

We’re Ready For You

New regulations are upon us.  This second quarter brings the start of SOC monitoring, the new Disinfection Requirement Rule, and Lead and Copper – plus routine monitoring. Suburban Testing Labs tests drinking water for more than 2 million Americans in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, and Delaware.  Since 1963, we have been providing defensible data you … Read more

Enter to Win our Spring Gift Basket

Will you be our next winner? Basket includes: 2 Suburban Water Bottles, a $25 Lowe’s Gift Card, Water Pitcher, Planter Bucket, Mason Jar, Garden Sign, Tea Towel, and Wooden Farmhouse Basket.  

Honoring Women In Science: Rachel Carson

International Women’s Day 2019- Female scientists in medicine, chemistry, and more have often not received the recognition they deserve.  In recognition of International Women’s Day 2019, we are honoring a great woman of science: Rachel Carson. Who was Rachel Carson? Marine Biologist and nature writer Rachel Carson was born in 1907 in Springdale, Pennsylvania, just … Read more

EPA Method Update Rule 2017 – Changes for Clients

To improve data quality and encourage the use of up-to-date technology, accrediting bodies are requiring that accredited laboratories use more recent revisions of analytical methods. The methods changed by the EPA in the 2017 Methods Update Rule are a part of this requirement, as well as some methods under SW-846: Test Methods for Evaluating Solid … Read more

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