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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 laboratories listed in the table below are those that have applied for PFAS certification in the state of Wisconsin as of April 2020. This list and page will be updated as new labs apply for certification and as labs are granted certification.

The DNR will accept PFAS results from all of these laboratories while they undergo the certification process. 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
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
Northern Lake Service, Inc. Crandon, WI 715-478-2777 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
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

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.

Additional resources

Last revised: Thursday April 23 2020