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...
10
OCT
2018

WETLAB Announces New Project Manager

We are pleased to announce Kathleen (Kat) Langford has joined the Client Services team as an additional Project Manager at WETLAB.  Kat has worked as a Wet Chemistry and Geochemistry Laboratory Technician with WETLAB and a Laboratory and Logistic Coordinator at Desert Research...
20
OCT
2017

Lessons from the Lab: Compliance Vs. Non-Compliance Samples

In our blog posts Lessons From the Lab we answer frequently asked questions from clients.  Find all installments of Lessons From the Lab here.  It is important to know the differences for the client and the lab when the topic of compliance vs. non-compliance comes up. The...
31
JUL
2017

Lessons From the Lab: Reporting Limits

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 a Reporting Limit? A Reporting Limit (RL) is defined as the smallest concentration of a chemical that can be reported by a...
28
MAR
2017

Life of a Sample: Part 5, Data Entry

Our ongoing series Life of a Sample explores what happens behind the scenes at WETLAB.  If you missed parts one through four, check them out here! At this point in our sample’s life cycle, the sample has been received, prepped, distilled/ digested, and analyzed.  The next...
27
JAN
2016

Life of a Sample: Part 2, Sample Preparation

Our ongoing series Life of a Sample explores what happens behind the scenes at WETLAB.  If you missed part one, check it out here! The next step for a sample at WETLAB is sample preparation.  This process takes one day, and involves several different processes and people.  During...
22
DEC
2015

Science Education with WETLAB

At WETLAB, we are often approached by members of the community who are interested in having one of talented scientists come talk to students about chemistry.  We try to oblige as much as we can, and this year, we were able to do two completely different presentations for...
11
MAY
2015

Galena High School Career Fair 2015

We here at WETLAB are proud of our continued involvement in the community.  That involvement takes many different forms, recently including helping to inspire young minds to be interested in science.  Below, four WETLABbers share their experience presenting at a local hi...
15
MAY
2014

Career Day at Galena High School: April 24, 2014

Each year, Galena High School hosts a Career Fair for its sophomore students. The goal of the career fair is to expose students to the possibilities and realities of a successful career path. Sophomores are invited because 10th grade is often the point at which they begin looking...
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