Environmental Laboratory Services

Absolute Resource Associates provides analytical laboratory services for a variety of applications including but not limited to:

  • municipal and industrial monitoring
  • site investigations
  • petroleum contamination studies
  • waste characterization
  • disposal analysis


ARA's Laboratory Methodologies include those published by entities such as

  • EPA
  • ASTM
  • USGS
  • State Regulatory Agencies


We proudly serve clients in NH, MA, ME, RI, & VT.


Laboratory certifications for Drinking Water, Waste Water, Groundwater and Solid Matrices meet regulatory requirements that are often mandated. Please see our accredited parameter lists for information regarding analytes, laboratory methods, and programs for each state in which we are certified.


Our wide range of laboratory capabilities enables us to handle nearly all of our customers' analytical needs within our facility. We offer comprehensive technical support and work with our customers to meet their specific project requirements. Additional services we provide to our customers include:


  • Technical Project Management
  • Access to knowledgeable chemists & certified staff
  • Personalized responsive services
  • Customized report deliverables
  • Rapid TAT
  • Customized pre-printed CoCs and container labels
  • Lab method development
  • Electronic Data Deliverables
  • Web based data access
  • Courier Service


The following is a list of methods and parameters that we frequently analyze at our Environmental Laboratory. Please contact us if you have questions regarding specific analytes or methods that are not listed.



  • EPA 524.2 VOCs
  • SW-846 8015D Gasoline Range Organics (GRO)
  • EPA 624 VOCs
  • Maine VPH
  • SW-846 8260C VOCs
  • Massachusetts DEP VPH-04-01.1
  • SW-846 8021 VOCs (by 8260 modified)
  • Low Level 1,4-Dioxane at 0.25ug/L detection limit



  • EPA 608 Pesticides & PCBs
  • EPA 625 SVOCs ABN
  • SW-846 8081 Pesticides
  • SW-846 8082A PCB
  • SW-846 8270 SVOCs ABN and PAH
  • Massachusetts DEP EPH-2004-1.1
  • SW-846 8015D Diesel Range Organics (DRO)
  • Maine EPH
  • SW-846 8100 Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons (TPH)



  • EPA 200.8 Metals by ICP-MS
  • EPA 245.1 Mercury by AA
  • SW 846 6020 Metals by ICP-MS
  • SW-846 7470 & 7471 Mercury by AA



  • Sulfide
  • Flashpoint/Ignitability
  • BOD
  • COD
  • Oil & Grease
  • Surfactants
  • Total Cyanide
  • Total Phenols
  • Total Phosphorous
  • TSS
  • TDS
  • Ammonia
  • pH
  • Specific Conductivity
  • Anions: Chloride, Bromide, Fluoride, Nitrate, Nitrite, Sulfate



MADEP CAM Services 

The guide to MADEP's Compendium of Quality Control Requirements and Performance Standards for Selected Analytical Protocols (WSC #10-320) took effect July 1, 2010.  


The Compendium of Analytical Methods (CAM) is required for analytical data generated in support of decisions made at sites regulated under M.G.L.c. 21e & the Massachusetts Contingency Plan (MADEP MCP).


ARA customers with projects needing CAM-specific requirements may  simply request the service on our chain of custody form when submitting samples.  




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