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PFAS Lab Analysis in Wisconsin

As of March 1, 2021, the DNR no longer expects regulated entities, unless otherwise directed by DNR, to sample for or laboratories to report three of the 36 PFAS compounds on the default PFAS list. Read an update and view the full list.

The DNR is providing state certification of laboratories for PFAS analysis. The information on this page is current as of Oct. 21, 2021. 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 certification in the state of Wisconsin.

Lab Information Matrices Performed
Lab Name and Website [exit DNR] City/State Phone Number Drinking Water 537.1 Groundwater & Wastewater Solids
ALS Environmental - Holland Holland, MI 616-399-6070 X X X
Eurofins Eaton Analytical, LLC South Bend, IN 574-233-4777 X    
Eurofins TestAmerica Sacramento, CA 916-373-5600 X X X
GEL Laboratories, LLC Charleston, SC 843-556-8171 X X X
Merit Laboratories, Inc. East Lansing, MI 517-332-0167 X X X
Northern Lake Service, Inc. Crandon, WI 715-478-2777 X X  
Pace Analytical Services, LLC Minneapolis, MN 612-607-1700 X X X
Pace Analytical Services, LLC Ormond Beach, FL 386-672-5668 X    
Pace Analytical Services, LLC West Columbia, SC 803-791-9700 X X X
Pace Gulf Coast Analytical Laboratories Baton Rouge, LA 225-769-4900 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 X X X
Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene Madison, WI 608-224-6203 X X X

Laboratories That Have Applied For Wisconsin PFAS Certification

The laboratories listed in the table below are those that have complete applications submitted for PFAS certification in the state of Wisconsin as of Oct. 21, 2021, but are not yet certified for these matrices.

The DNR will accept PFAS results from the laboratories listed below while they undergo the certification process when certified laboratories are not required.

If samples will be analyzed under sections NR 200.027, NR 507.17, NR 664.0013, NR 716.13 or NR 809.73, Wis. Adm. Code, then a certified lab from the table above must be utilized.

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
Northern Lake Service, Inc. Crandon, WI 715-478-2777     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.