WETLAB Western Environmenal Testing Laboratory
Serving Nevada, California, Idaho and Wyoming
Sparks (775) 355-0202
Elko (775) 340-3173
Las Vegas (702) 475-8899
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...
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...
13
JAN
2016

Life of Sample: Step 1, Receiving

Have you ever wondered what happens behind the scenes at WETLAB?  You drop off a sample, then ten days later, you receive results.  Simple, right?  Well, there is a lot that happens from the time a cooler full of samples comes in the door to the time that you get results.  In...
25
MAR
2011

Microbiology Analyses at WETLAB

This post is provided to help clients better understand the microbiology analyses at WETLAB.
04
FEB
2011

Cyanide Testing Methodologies

On January 11th, 2011 The Nevada Division of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Mining Regulation and Reclamation (BMRR) issued a statement clarifying the acceptable methods for the analysis of Weak Acid Dissociable, or “WAD”, cyanide. The statement listed two acceptable...
02
MAR
2009

Staff Profile: Andy Smith

One of the qualities we pride ourselves on here at WETLAB are the relationships that we’ve built with our clients over the years and, at least in our opinion, you can’t build relationships if you don’t know anything about us so we’ve decided to start...
17
FEB
2009

Method Detection Limits (MDL’s)

The Method Detection Limit (MDL) is defined as “the minimum concentration of a substance that can be measured and reported with a 99% confidence that the analyte concentration is greater than zero” (40CFR sec. 136 Appendix B). The MDL is used for various reasons in an...
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