Environmental testing services

Environmental testing is performed to assess the quality of natural samples like water, soil, air, and sediment by screening them for heavy metals, persistent organic pollutants, and other contaminants. Measurlabs provides environmental laboratory services with a wide range of analysis methods.
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Heavy metal quantification

Environmental analyses often focus on detecting heavy metals, which can be found in all types of natural samples and may cause harmful health effects when present in high quantities. Metallic elements can be screened from environmental samples using several analysis methods, including the following:

Out of these, ICP-OES and ICP-MS are more common, as they can detect multiple elements simultaneously at parts per billion (ppb) levels. With ICP-MS and its high-resolution version, ICP-SFMS, even parts per trillion (ppt) level sensitivity can be achieved. You can read more about some of our most popular metal screening analyses by clicking the icons below.

Water analysis

Water quality analysis

Assessing the quality of drinking water and other water samples is a common aim of environmental testing. In addition to heavy metals, we can help screen water for a range of microbiological and chemical pollutants, such as coliform bacteria, microplastics, PFAS, PAH, and VOC. If intended for human consumption, water quality can be evaluated against the new EU Drinking Water Directive, which sets strict limits for the presence of contaminants.

Soil and sediment testing

Soil can be analyzed to detect environmental contaminants in areas close to known sources of pollution, such as mills and factories. Testing may also focus on identifying nutrients that are essential for plant growth. For sediment analysis, a common driving factor is assessing suitability for dredging and disposal.

Aatto Rautio


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Support from environmental analysis experts

When ordering environmental testing services from Measurlabs, your project will be assigned to one of our highly qualified experts. With larger testing projects, you will get personalized support in designing the testing plan and selecting the appropriate analysis methods for each measured parameter. In addition, you will benefit from transparent pricing and turnaround times, clear reporting, and a results accuracy guarantee.

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