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PFAS Lab Analysis in Wisconsin

The DNR is currently in the process of providing state certification of laboratories for PFAS analysis. The information on this page is current as of August 24, 2020 These tables will be updated as new labs apply for and are granted certification.

Wisconsin Certified Laboratories

The laboratories listed in the table below are those that have been granted PFAS drinking water certification in the state of Wisconsin.

Lab Information Certification Information
Lab Name and Website [exit DNR] City/State Phone Number Drinking Water Certified
Eurofins Eaton Analytical, LLC South Bend, IN 574-233-4777 18 PFAS by EPA 537.1
Eurofins TestAmerica Sacramento, CA 916-373-5600 18 PFAS by EPA 537.1
Pace Analytical Services, LLC Ormond Beach, FL 386-672-5668 18 PFAS by EPA 537.1
Vista Analytical Laboratory, Inc. El Dorado Hills, CA 916-673-1520 18 PFAS by EPA 537.1
Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene Madison, WI 608-224-6203 18 PFAS by EPA 537.1

Laboratories That Have Applied For Wisconsin PFAS Certification

The laboratories listed in the table below are those that have applied for PFAS certification in the state of Wisconsin as of August 2020.

The DNR will accept PFAS results from all of these laboratories while they undergo the certification process.

Note: Due to the pandemic, at this time the laboratory certification program is unable to audit any laboratory that requires a flight for the onsite visit.

The DNR cannot endorse any laboratory over another. We recommend that you ask the laboratory about any PFAS accreditations it may hold, the cost of testing, the expected turnaround time for results, what sample collection containers they will provide and if they provide any specific sample collection instructions to follow when collecting a sample.

Lab Information Matrices Performed
Lab Name and Website [exit DNR] City/State Phone Number Drinking Water Groundwater & Wastewater Solids
ALS Environmental - Holland Holland, MI 616-399-6070 X X  
Eurofins Eaton Analytical, LLC South Bend, IN 574-233-4777 Granted Certification    
Eurofins TestAmerica Sacramento, CA 916-373-5600 Granted Certification X X
GEL Laboratories, LLC Charleston, SC 843-556-8171 X X X
Northern Lake Service, Inc. Crandon, WI 715-478-2777 X    
Pace Analytical Services, LLC Ormond Beach, FL 386-672-5668 Granted Certification    
Pace Analytical Services, LLC West Columbia, SC 803-791-9700 X X X
SGS North America, Inc. Orlando, FL 407-425-6700 X X X
Vista Analytical Laboratory, Inc. El Dorado Hills, CA 916-673-1520 Granted Certification X X
Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene Madison, WI 608-224-6203 Granted Certification X X

Tips for Sample Collection

PFAS are present in many things we use in our everyday life. These chemicals have been widely used to produce products that are water-resistant, stain-resistant, heat resistant and/or oil resistant. Residents sampling their water should be aware that they can accidentally contaminate their water sample during sample collection. For this reason, samplers must wear nitrile gloves (generally provided in the sampling kit from the laboratory) and make sure not to touch anything other than the sample bottles during sample collection. Be sure to read and follow any instructions that come with a water sample kit.

Samplers are also advised to avoid wearing lotion, deodorant, cosmetics, sunscreen, waterproof clothing, stain-resistant clothing and clothing washed in fabric softener when collecting their sample. Other persons near the sample collection area should do the same or move out of the sampling area.