Streamlined and accurate results, with a customer-centric approach.

Full-service Environmental Testing Lab

SVL Analytical is a full-service environmental testing lab performing soil testing and water quality analysis for drinking water, surface or groundwater, and wastewater. We’re focused on high-quality results delivered in the format that our clients can use right away. We build long-term relationships with our clients and are always looking to innovate in ways that will serve our clients’ needs.

At SVL, we know how much you depend on your environmental laboratory for precise work, competitive pricing, and customer support. Our results are used around the world to make critical decisions.

Our Capabilities

SVL Analytical is a full-service environmental laboratory analyzing more than 40,000 samples annually from around the globe.

We specialize in the following
areas of expertise:

  • Inorganic Analysis of Water and Soils by ICP/MS, ICP-OES, IC, CVAA,
    Classical Chemistry

  • Organic Analysis of Water and Soils by GC, GC/MS 

  • Acid-Base Accounting-Sulfur Speciation

  • Arsenic Speciation by IC-ICP/MS

  • TCLP and SPLP Extractions

  • Meteoric Water Mobility Testing

  • Humidity Cell Testing

  • Microbiology

  • Full-service preparation facilities (rolling, crushing, pulverizing, sieving, etc.)

Industries We Serve:

Mining
Environmental Consultants
Industrial
Utilities
Landowners

Timber Products

Public Agencies
Water Districts

Remediation

Mining Consultants and Engineers

Manufacturing

School Districts

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TCLP or SPLP on a Solid Sample

TCLP or SPLP on a Solid Sample

Why is this TCLP/SPLP on a solid sample a common question? The main reason is that people don’t understand the difference between characterization and hazardous determination.  The EPA developed the TCLP Program to determine when certain materials have to go to a...

What does Cation/Anion Balance Mean?

What does Cation/Anion Balance Mean?

Introduction to Cation/Anion Balance (CA Balance) Water that is potable (drinkable) should be electrically neutral.  This is determined by taking into account results from the following analytical testing: pH, conductivity, total dissolved solids, and other analytical...

Understanding Control Charts

Understanding Control Charts

What are control charts? Control charts are a visual depiction of ongoing data points that various statistics are applied to.  The EPA used to require a laboratory to adjust its spike acceptance recovery percentage based upon how spikes were recovered over time...

Significant Figures Use by Laboratories

Significant Figures Use by Laboratories

What determines the amount of numbers you see on your report? Each test that we do has a level of sensitivity associated with it.  Tests that you can do by visual inspection have the lowest sensitivity and are usually reported in whole numbers in a range of say 1 to...

The Argument on “Total” Metals

The Argument on “Total” Metals

Why is there still an argument about which digestion method should be reported as “total” metals? When you’re looking at an old QAPP, permit or analytical report, you might have noticed that there were different listings for how the metals were to be identified and...

Exciting changes: a new location

Exciting changes: a new location

After 16 years in our current location, we a relocating our Coeur d'Alene laboratory service to our Kellogg location and establishing a new sample drop-off location in Hayden. Here are some important dates to keep in mind: March 18, 2021: The last day to drop samples...

A facility of over 26,000 square feet, and a highly educated and trained staff.

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SVL is a trusted and reliable analytical laboratory with an outstanding reputation. The decades-long service of their employees is a testimony to consistent good quality. The analytical work is scientifically thorough on a continual basis, which is imperative for compliance. SVL has provided exceptional quality work and customer service for me for more than 25 years.

Kevin Kinsella
Land and Water General Moly, Inc.

The internal consistency of the results indicates that the SVL staff has excellent technical capabilities and sound QA/QC methods. I know that I can always count on SVL to deliver accurate, reliable results in a timely manner.

A Mining Engineer Client in Idaho

I have depended on the professionals at SVL Analytical for many years to provide the highest quality of laboratory analytical services for my clients in the mining industry. SVL can always be relied upon to deliver accurate test results that meet my clients’ demanding schedules and cost constraints.

Philip Johnson
Mine Water Treatment, Stantec

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