Welcome to Symbio Labs: Your Trusted Partner for Water Quality Testing in San Diego
At Symbio Labs, we understand the vital role that water plays in our lives. Whether it’s drinking water, well water, or non-potable water, ensuring its quality is of utmost importance. That’s why we offer comprehensive water testing services, utilizing advanced technologies, SM, EPA, or ASTM certified methods in an ISO 17025 accredited laboratory to deliver accurate results. As a local San Diego lab, we are committed to serving our community and providing reliable information to help you make informed decisions regarding water safety.
Why is Water Testing Important?
Water quality testing is crucial for several reasons. First – it ensures the safety of the water you consume. Drinking water contaminated with microbials, anions, VOCs (volatile organic compounds), or PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) can pose serious health risks. By having your water tested, you gain valuable insights into its purity and thereby take appropriate measures to protect yourself, your family, or your business.
Second – water testing is essential for those relying on well water. While wells can provide a reliable source of water, they are susceptible to contamination from various sources such as underground pollutants or nearby septic systems. Regular testing allows you to monitor the quality of your well water and detect any potential issues promptly.
Businesses and industries that use non-potable water need to ensure that it meets specific quality standards. Testing this water helps prevent potential environmental hazards, maintain regulatory compliance, and safeguard the health and well-being of employees and surrounding communities.
Our Comprehensive Water Testing Services
At Symbio Labs, we offer a wide range of testing services to address your specific needs. Our team of highly skilled scientists and technicians employ state-of-the-art equipment and follow industry best practices to deliver accurate and reliable results.
Microbial Testing: Our microbial testing services detect the presence of harmful bacteria, viruses, and parasites in your water, ensuring it meets safety standards.
Anion Testing: We analyze water samples for anions, which are negatively charged ions. Elevated levels of anions can indicate contamination of environmental concerns.
VOC Testing: Volatile organic compounds are chemicals that can enter water sources through industrial activities, pesticides, or solvents. Our VOC testing by EPA 524, 624, or 8260 mass spectrometric methodologies identify these compounds, ensuring your water is free from potentially harmful substances.
SVOC Testing: Semivolatile organic compounds, including additional pesticides, phthalates, PCB’s, and DDT are analyzed in the 129 compound list in the EPA 525 testing method. Detecting these compounds at the PPB level provides confidence that the water used for drinking, cooking and other daily activities is contributing to optimum health.
PFAS Testing: PFAS, a group of human-made chemicals, have been linked to adverse health effects. We offer specialized testing to detect and quantify PFAS compounds, allowing you to assess the safety of your water.
Turbidity: pH, Heavy Metals and Minerals: Full metal panels can be provided via EPA 200.8 at sub PPB levels, or 200.7 ICP-OE systems at levels in the low PPB range. We tailor our services to meet your unique requirements.
Pb & Cu: The initial Lead and Copper rule of 1991 has resulted in significant decrease in both Pb and Cu in drinking water. However, for any residence built prior to 1986 when lead pipes were prohibited there remains a risk for contamination. For any family with young children, this is a key test to confirm the absence of lead leaching in the water laterals that provide water from the street main water lines.
Why Choose Symbio Labs?
Local Expertise: As a San Diego-based lab, we have a deep understanding of the unique water quality challenges faced by our community. Our team is familiar with local regulations and can provide insights specific to this region.
Accuracy and Reliability: We prioritize accuracy and reliability in our testing processes. Our lab adheres to strict quality control measures and participates in proficiency testing programs to ensure the highest standards of accuracy. Blank analysis ensures instruments are free from any analyte contamination. Internal standards are used to provide the highest quantitation accuracy. Routine spiking of analytes into selected customer samples guarantees we see the compounds at low levels and that the samples themselves are not masking detection. Confirming our abilities by analyzing 3rd party samples of known concentration ensures Symbio’s ability to provide accurate and timely results.
Fast Turnaround: We understand the urgency of obtaining rapid water quality results. Our efficient processes and dedicated team allow us to deliver timely results without compromising on accuracy. Standard Turnaround is 10 business days, normally results are released earlier. Many tests can be provided in 24 hours if needed (additional charge when possible).
Customized Solutions: We provide personalized service. Our experts work with you to understand your needs and develop customized testing solutions that address your specific concerns.
Expert Analysis and Interpretation: Obtaining test results is just the beginning. Our team of experienced scientists provides both comprehensive analysis and data interpretation, helping you make informed decisions about water safety.