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...
18
FEB
2019

Sample Integrity: Holding Times

What is a holding time, and why do I need to know about it? A “holding time” is the elapsed amount of time from the point of collection to the moment of preparation or analysis. Note that this is not the date/time of receipt at the lab! If samples are analyzed beyond an...
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...
19
DEC
2018

Lessons from the Lab: Cyanide Testing Requirements

In our blog posts Lessons From the Lab we answer frequently asked questions from clients.  Find all installments of Lessons From the Lab here.  Cyanide sampling requirements have become stricter over the years. The Nevada Division of Environmental Protection (NDEP) issued...
09
APR
2018

Introducing Result Point and LIMS Invoicing

Forward thinking and providing solutions with a desire to grow and continually improve professionally and personally has been central to WETLAB since the beginning.  Innovation has led us to great things and will lead us today, tomorrow, and beyond. We are happy to announce two...
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...
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...
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...
25
APR
2017
Western Environmental Testing Laboratory (WETLAB)

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...
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...
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