The US EPA has delegated the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection (NDEP) and California Water Resources Control Board (CA-ELAP) the authority to grant Silver State Analytical Laboratories and Excelchem Laboratories a License as a Certified Environmental Testing Laboratory. Both our Reno and Las Vegas laboratories are certified by NDEP and CA-ELAP. Our Sacramento Laboratory is Certified in California and has an application pending with Nevada. Elko plans to be Certified by Nevada in 2020 or earlier. We possess Certifications for Drinking Water, Waste Water, Mining, and RCRA waste standards. In 2013 we were part of the initial class of laboratories to be certified in NDEP’s and BLM’s new Mining accreditation program. Additionally, we are certified by Clark County Department of Development Services – Building Division in soil chemistry quality assurance testing.
We hold a special certification from the CDC for their ELITE lab certification program for legionella testing.
We are a Health Department approved laboratory and many cities and counties list us as an approved lab. Finally, we are certified by a number of large corporations for their internal QA/QC programs. Together, with our network laboratories, we can provide certified test results for nearly all required analytical tests in Nevada, California, Arizona, Utah, Washington and other states. We are constantly adding to our list of testing capabilities and upgrading instrumentation to support our clients’ needs.
Yes! Silver State Analytical Laboratories and Excelchem Laboratories will provide the bottles, coolers, and preservatives required to maintain compliance with EPA and other standards. There is no charge for this service. It is critical that the proper container, preservative, quantity and handling of samples is performed in order to assure regulatory compliance.
Yes. We provide free pick-up and delivery in metropolitan areas and can arrange for courier services in rural areas as well. We will provide guidance and advice on establishing a sampling program, provide all required paperwork and chain of custody forms, schedule and assemble bottle kits, or establish regular schedules for pick-up of samples (typically at no cost). We stock sampling equipment, such as pumps, bailers, tubing, and field technician supplies in Las Vegas, Reno, Elko, Sacramento, Anaheim and Martinez. We specialize in sampling program management and offer a “premier service” for special projects. We also offer field services,including basic sampling protocols, upon request. For services requiring a Certified Environmental Manager – CEM, we can refer you to one of our many industry partners.
Samples can be dropped off between the hours of 8 AM and 5 PM Monday – Friday in person, shipped via commercial carrier or courier, or picked up by one of our technicians. We offer limited weekend services on an appointment bases – please call for details. Be sure to contact the Laboratory prior to submission to ensure proper sampling conditions are met. Official Chain of Custody forms are used on all samples. This form is available on our web site “Resources” page. Or click here for a copy of our Chain of Custody form.
We maintain customer service hours of 8 AM until 5 PM Monday – Friday. After hours and weekend services are available by appointment. We do offer 24/7 on-call service for select clients and projects.
Laboratory results will be e-mailed when the analysis is complete. Upon request, we will also provide immediate results by FAX or Electronic Data Delivery – EDD. Originals can be provided upon request or as needed. Silver State and Excelchem offer standard and customized reporting formats to meet your needs. And we will provide certified copies to your regulators or other interested parties at your request. We offer pre-scheduled sampling and reporting programs that offer you long-term, worry-free, service for all your sampling and reporting program needs.
Yes. Silver State Analytical Laboratories and Excelchem can provide the level of certified results appropriate to your specific need – from basic well water analysis through full suites of primary and secondary parameters required by the Safe Drinking Water Act including metals, herbicides, pesticides, asbestos, dioxin and radiochemistry testing. Recent in-house capability expansion includes low level metals by 200.8 and chlorite testing. We are certified for Hexavalent Chromium testing – CR-6. We specialize in water well testing suites including home buyer escrow packages.
We are the Exclusive Nevada Dealer for the full line quality environmental products from Enviro-Tech Services Company. We maintain a fleet of rental equipment in Reno, Elko, and Las Vegas, Nevada, as well as Sacramento, Anaheim and Martinez, California – consisting of groundwater measuring equipment, sampling pumps, generators, water quality testing meters, air monitoring equipment, anemometers, photo ionization detectors, and related equipment. We stock equipment and a full line of supplies for geological, hydrology, scientific, and environmental sciences field work for sale in Reno, Elko, Las Vegas and Sacramento. We also offer an expanded line of Safety Products with hard to find and superior quality safety and industrial hygiene supplies. In addition to Enviro-Tech products we offer specialty items from In-Situ, Miners, RKI, QED, AMS, Olympus, and others. If we don’t have it for you – we will get it!
Silver State Analytical Labs is also an official US representative for micorLAN and Aqualabo. These companies offer on-line bacterialogical monitoring systems and a full line of electro-chemical sensors and lab supplies to the North American markets. See www.microlan.nl and en.aqualabo.fr.