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KAR LABORATORIES INC Environmental Testing Services

Advanced lab equipment


Top chemists operating state-of-the-art instrumentation

SPE extraction EPA 525.2, 508
Wet chemistry and anion cation analysis

Welcome to KAR Laboratories We're measurement science experts, specializing in environmental testing, sampling, and monitoring of water, wastewater, soil, wastes, and air using EPA, NPDES, SDWA, ASTM, and RCRA test methods. Our staff has a combined 265 years of analytical chemistry experience. While most of our efforts are assisting commercial, industrial, and municipal clients, we consider it our duty to help private citizens and homeowners, offering 4 value-packed drinking water test kits with previously unheard of contaminant coverage and fast service. We can help with industrial surveillance, process troubleshooting and solving industrial problems. Our laboratory has the equipment and staff to deliver the superior quality and service you expect, without delay and without excuses or compromises. Better solutions through better chemistry.

The best drinking water test kitDRINKING WATER TEST KITS
* Over 300 tests in 1 kit

* Fast as 2 days
* From $59.95

Is your water safe? The USEPA recommends regular testing of your drinking water by a certified laboratory.

 U.S. EPA, MI & IN Certified for:

  • Microbiology Full Certification
  • E.coli Bacteria
  • Enumeration of E.coli
  • Heterotrophic Plate Count
  • Organic Chemistry Full Certification
  • Total Trihalomethanes (TTHM)
  • Regulated and Unregulated Volatile Organic Chemicals
  • Regulated and Unregulated Synthetic Organic Chemicals
  • Regulated and Unregulated Inorganic Chemicals
  • 2,4,5-TP (Silvex)
  • 2,4-D
  • Alachlor
  • Aldrin
  • Atrazine
  • Benzo(a)pyrene
  • Butachlor
  • Butylbenzylphthalate
  • Chlordane
  • Dalapon
  • DBCP Dibromochloropropane
  • Di(2-ethylhexyl)adipate
  • Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate
  • Dicamba
  • Dieldrin
  • Dinoseb
  • EDB Ethylene dibromide
  • Endrin
  • Heptachlor
  • Heptachlor epoxide
  • Hexachlorobenzene
  • Hexachlorocyclopentadiene
  • Lindane
  • Methoxychlor
  • Metolachlor
  • Metribuzin
  • Pentachlorophenol
  • Picloram
  • Propachlor
  • Regulated VOCs
  • Simazine
  • Toxaphene
  • Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) screening
  • Unregulated VOCs
  • Inorganic Chemistry Full Certification
  • Bromide
  • Cyanide
  • Fluoride
  • Nitrate
  • Nitrite
  • Sulfate
  • Antimony
  • Arsenic
  • Barium
  • Beryllium
  • Cadmium
  • Chromium
  • Copper
  • Lead
  • Mercury
  • Nickel
  • Selenium
  • Sodium
  • Thallium
  • Total Organic Carbon

Hop testing serviceHOP TESTING
* Hop Acids, Oils & GC Profiles

* Fast as next business day
* From $25


With the recent explosion of microbreweries in Michigan and across the land, we have reported results for over 6000 hop tests just last year.

beer and brewing water laboratory testing service BREWING WATER TESTING

 The most comprehensive brewing water test kit for both professional brewers and home brewers.


Possibly the only laboratory in the country to offer this unique service for environmental samples (water, wastewater, soil, wastes, etc.), as the published literature tends to focus on toxicity in animals.

EDTA analysis in water, soils, and wastes by HPLCEDTA TESTING

An important compound used extensively worldwide, but  expedites the migration of toxic heavy metal contaminants into the groundwater aquifer at an alarming rate.






KAR Labs is a member of the Better Business Bureau

KAR Labs is a member of the Michigan Water Environment Association (MWEA) 


KAR Labs has been a member of Michigan Environmental Laboratory Association (MELA) since its beginning

KAR aAbs is a member of the American Society of Brewing Chemists (ASBC)

KAR is a member of the Michigan Brewers Guild  

KAR Laboratories, Inc.
4425 Manchester Road
Kalamazoo, MI 49001
M-F 8-5 EST