WETLAB Western Environmenal Testing Laboratory
Serving Nevada, California, Idaho and Wyoming
Sparks (775) 355-0202
Elko (775) 340-3173
Las Vegas (702) 475-8899
08
MAR
2019

Sample Integrity: Sample Collection

Sample Collection is the first, and perhaps the most important step in the analytical process. Poor sampling inhibits the labs ability to produce representative data of a sampling source. Sampling is comprised of 5 main steps: 1. Create a Field Sampling Plan 2. Contact lab to...
30
JAN
2019

Sample Integrity: Bottles and Preservatives

What is a preservative, and why is it important? According to the EPA, methods of preservation are relatively limited and are intended generally to (1) retard biological action, (2) retard hydrolysis of chemical compounds and complexes, (3) reduce volatility of constituents, and...
15
JUL
2018

Contaminant: Arsenic

Arsenic is a well-known inorganic element, and it is one of the many routinely monitored contaminants in drinking water.  WETLAB tests for Arsenic in drinking water through EPA Method 200.7 and 200.8.  But how does Arsenic make its way into drinking water, and what are the...
22
SEP
2017

Good Data Takes Good Communication

At WETLAB, we believe that good communication is a critical part of ensuring our clients receive good data.  Our QA manager and sales team presented on this topic in March at the Nevada Rural Water Association Conference in Reno, NV. Below is a small synopsis of this...
15
AUG
2017

Lessons From the Lab: Trace Metals Analysis

In our blog posts Lessons From the Lab we answer frequently asked questions from clients.  Find all installments of Lessons From the Lab here.  What is Trace Metals Analysis? Trace Metals analysis may be performed on a variety of aqueous matrices. Depending on the objective of...
10
MAY
2017

Domestic Well Testing

WETLAB is a certified lab for drinking water testing in Nevada, with reciprocity for testing in California, Wyoming, and Idaho.  This means that when you send drinking water samples to WETLAB, we guarantee thorough, high-quality data that complies with regulatory standards.  We...
25
APR
2017
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Life of a Sample: Part 6, Reporting

This is the final installment of our ongoing series Life of a Sample, which explores what happens behind the scenes at WETLAB.  If you missed parts one through five, check them out here! Our sample has now been received, prepped, distilled/ digested, analyzed, and entered.  The...
15
DEC
2016

WETLAB visits Lyon County Utilities

One of the ways WETLAB strives to better serve our clients is to understand what they do at every level.  We believe that by knowing what our clients do, we can help them reach their goals.  Hollie Timmons, Client Services Manager, and Michelle Sherven, WETLAB President visited...
28
NOV
2016

Life of a Sample: Part 4, Analysis

Our ongoing series Life of a Sample explores what happens behind the scenes at WETLAB.  If you missed part one, two, or three, check them out here! The next step for our samples life cycle is analysis, which takes around four days, depending on the method.  Analysis starts with...
10
MAR
2016

Life of a Sample: Part 3, Distillation and Digestion

Our ongoing series Life of a Sample explores what happens behind the scenes at WETLAB.  If you missed part one and two, check them out here! The next step for a sample at WETLAB is distillation and digestion, which takes two days.  Lab technicians start with organizing samples by...
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