Laboratory Services

Environmental Laboratory Services

No matter your project requirements, Absolute Resource Associates’ accredited environmental laboratory is equipped to help you meet your deadlines with high quality data and a dedicated team of professionals to help every step of the way. We employ various testing methods for metals and other contaminants in your water and soil samples, depending on the matrices, type and your project requirements. ARA 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

Laboratory certifications for Drinking Water, Wastewater, 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. Some states offer reciprocity for certification, so be sure to inquire if you don’t see what you’re looking for on our certifications page.

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.

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCS)
  • EPA 524.2 VOCs
  • SW-846 8015 Gasoline Range Organics (GRO)
  • EPA 624.1 VOCs
  • Maine-VPH
  • SW-846 8260 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
Semi -Volatile Organic Compounds (SVOCS)
  • EPA 608.3 Pesticides & PCBs
  • EPA 625.1 SVOCs ABN
  • SW-846 8081 Pesticides
  • SW-846 8082 PCB
  • SW-846 8270 SVOCs ABN and PAH
  • Massachusetts DEP EPH-2004-1.1
  • SW-846 8015 Diesel Range Organics (DRO)
  • Maine EPH
  • 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
Wet Chemistry
  • 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, ortho-Phosphate
MADEP CAM Services

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.