This is a closeup photo of the Headspace/FID-GC used for testing for dissolved gasses such as methane, ethane, ethene and propane.

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Concept of Quality

Quality Assurance – Quality Control

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Data Quality

In this age of stringent regulatory review you need to be certain that your data is consistently reliable the first time and every time.  Legally defensible data is the culmination of many processes and conditions coming together to provide you with irrefutable data which allows you to make your project decisions with confidence and certainty.

How does Geochemical Testing make your data trustworthy? It starts with our Quality Control Quality Assurance program which begins before you even receive your sampling bottleware and ends long after your data report package has been delivered.  Our QAQC is the guiding principle that ties all our processes and conditions together to provide you with trustworthy data.


Quality Control is the process of strictly adhering to SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures). Quality Assurance uses internal and external controls to monitor, evaluate, and ultimately fine tune our performance.  Ongoing Performance Testing confirms our quality of work and proves our adherence to NELAP standards.  As a NELAP accredited laboratory we stand with the giants of the industry yet we are an independent single location laboratory that routinely provides a wide range of complex analytical services yet maintains focus where it should be—on our client’s needs.


Our practiced, experienced chemists and technicians understand the many nuances of analysis. The culmination of years of experience helps us to make educated choices when we encounter particularly complicated samples.  If we encounter a problem through our internal reviews, we automatically rerun the sample for verification. This practice saves you time and money because you now have a lab that gets your results right the first time.  It takes practiced and experienced chemists, technicians and reviewers to ensure that your results are “spot on” every time.


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Energy and Environmental Analysis

Geochemical Testing is a NELAP accredited analytical laboratory that is certified in over 1000 parameters of chemical analysis.  This broad scope allows us to test groundwater, storm water, surface water, wastewater, soil, residual waste, oil and gas drill cuttings, production and frack water and more for a large number of contaminants and chemical properties.  Most importantly, our project managers are adept at helping you meet and face every challenge that comes with the complexities of environmental compliance.  We have the experience and know-how to help you keep your project on budget and on time.  Our clients range from individuals and small businesses to Fortune 500 companies and include landfill operators, coal producers, utilities, municipalities, environmental consultants, state and federal government agencies.

NELAP National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program

Geochemical Testing is NELAP accredited through our home state of Pennsylvania which is an accrediting body of TNI - The NELAC Institute We hold certifications with numerous states through the process of reciprocity whereby they accept our NELAP certification from our home state thereby conforming to a national standard. There are many states that have their own requirements for certification of laboratories and may or may not accept NELAP by reciprocity. Read more...

Oil & Gas

Our highly trained teams are outfitted with PPEs to safely sample frack water, production water, drill cuttings or soil samples from your well pad sites, tank farms, containment or transport facilities. We use established Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for the sampling of Wastewater Frack Tanks, Triton Tanks, Wastewater Sand Traps and in the sampling of lined wastewater impoundment pits.  Geochemical Testing will also come to your site to get samples of your drill cuttings, drilling mud, and any other solid that needs to be tested for disposal or compliance purposes.  Read more...

Technical Field Services

In addition to laboratory analysis we can provide the service of collecting a representative sample from your site. Our field service technicians bring extensive sampling experience to your projects. Whether it is the collection of a representative coal sample from rail cars or groundwater samples from landfill monitoring wells or surface water and pre-drill baseline drinking water testing; we provide a safe and efficient collection of your samples.  Combine your sampling and analysis for increased efficiency and quick turn around time!    Call Geochemical Testing client services today for a quote at (814) 443-1671  Read more...

Environmental Services

Geochemical Testing works with many environmental consultants and environmental engineers in the Eastern USA who represent companies that are seeking permits or are in the process of maintaining compliance with environmental regulations. We can provide analysis (and sampling if needed) of groundwater, storm water runoff, stream and pond waters, leachates and other liquids.  We provide sampling and analysis of soil and solids where contamination is suspected or remediation is needed, and where cleanup and remediation efforts need to be verified and documented. Read more...

Coal Analysis

Geochemical Testing started out as a coal analysis laboratory nearly forty years ago and today runs three full round the clock shifts Monday through Friday to provide coal analysis for a variety of industries including Electrical Power Generation Industry, Mining Industry, Federal and State Governments, and the Metallurgical Coal Export Industry. Read more...



Energy and Environmental Services


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