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 the measurement science experts. Our specialty is environmental testing, sampling, and monitoring. This includes water, wastewater, soil, wastes, and air.  Test methods include USEPA, NPDES, SDWA, ASTM, and RCRA. 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. Choose from 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 delays and without excuses or compromises. Better solutions through better chemistry.


 USEPA, 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

With the recent explosion of microbreweries in Michigan and across the land, KAR has reported results for nearly 10,000 hop tests in 2016 alone.


Possibly the only laboratory in the country to offer this unique service for environmental samples (water, wastewater, soil, wastes, etc.).

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

An useful compound used extensively worldwide. However it 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 is a member of the Michigan Brewers Guild KAR aAbs is a member of the American Society of Brewing Chemists (ASBC)  KAR Labs has been a member of Michigan Environmental Laboratory Association (MELA) since its beginning 
KAR Laboratories, Inc.
4425 Manchester Road
Kalamazoo, MI 49001
M-F 8-5 EST