Facility and Staff Qualifications
Eurofins Eaton Analytical is accredited by The NELAC Institute (TNI) and is registered and certified to perform water quality analyses in 50 states and territories. Our TNI accreditation program (based on ISO 17025) relies on our rigorous quality system and includes more stringent and comprehensive standards than non-TNI laboratories. We have successfully maintained our certification for more than 30 years, with coverage including accreditation in all five fields of testing for drinking water: Inorganics, Organics, Radiochemistry, Microbiology and Disinfecton Byproducts. We are also ISO 17025 accredited.
Eurofins Eaton Analytical was also one of the first commercial laboratories nationwide to secure laboratory approval for the EPA’s Unregulated Contaminants Monitoring Rule 3 (UCMR3). Eurofins Eaton Analytical was also certified for all UCMR1 and all UCMR2 consituents and is responsible for more than 1/3 of the data in the national UCMR3 database.
In 1995, Eurofins Eaton Analytical obtained lab approval from the EPA for the Information Collection Rule (ICR). The ICR Lab Approval Program involved Document Of Compliance submission, Proficiency testing and an on-site audit for Trihalomethanes (THMs), Haloacetic Acids (HAAs) and other critical DBPs in advance of the EPA’s DBP Stage 2 regulation. Eurofins Eaton Analytical was one of less than 20 commercial laboratories nationwide that obtained ICR DBP Lab Approval.
In 2004, the Massachusetts DEP established a 2 ppb MCL for Perchlorate. The DEP simultaneously established a formal laboratory approval program for low-level analysis of Perchlorate (0.5 ppb MRL) to support water system compliance with the new MCL. Eurofins Eaton Analytical is currently one of 7 commercial laboratories nationwide that have achieved DEP approval for Perchlorate, based on a comprehensive paper audit and ongoing PT evaluations.
In 2007, the New Jersey DEQ established a guidance value of 0.05 ppb for Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) based on a statewide survey which identified this industrial chemical in more than 75% of water systems in New Jersey. The PFOA is on the EPA’s Contaminant Candidate List (CCL). To ensure analysis of PFOA by qualified laboratories, the DEQ has developed a laboratory approval program which includes strict quality standards and ongoing proficiency testing. Eurofins Eaton Analytical is one of 6 laboratories in the United States which holds PFOA certification.