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:

Environmental Consultants

Timber Products

Public Agencies
Water Districts


Mining Consultants and Engineers


School Districts

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about the environmental laboratory industry, plus events we’re attending and hosting.

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...

Reading your Report

Reading your Report

If you’re not familiar with the format and terminology, your sample’s analytical report may be confusing. Here are some explanations to get you started.

New Spectrometer at SVL

SVL is proud to announce our latest laboratory equipment acquisition: the? Agilent Model 5110 ICP-OES Spectrometer. The Agilent 5110 ICP-OES Instrument features unique Dichroic Spectral Combiner (DSC) technology that enables synchronous radial and axial measurements....

Field Filtering Samples for Dissolved Metals Analysis

To help our clients in the selection of field filtering apparatus and supplies we provide the following information and links. A peristaltic pump (also called a circulating pump or vein pump) and appropriate hosing is required with a 0.45? ?filter capsule and sample...

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

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Do you have an upcoming project that requires sample testing? Do you need help choosing the appropriate test methods for your unique sample?
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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

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

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