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Specialty and Investigative Services

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Our consulting and problem-solving capabilities clearly distinguish Eurofins SFA laboratory from those that provide only routine services.

In our century-plus of history, we have been called upon to solve problems in all of our areas of specialization. Our qualifications and experience lead us to welcome a challenge.

In addition to our food and environmental testing specialties, we perform a variety of challenging and customized analyses on other products for problem solving, compliance, legal or evaluation purposes. Our capabilities can be expanded and/or tailored to meet most customer needs.

Our services include: 

Technical Consultation & Training:

  • Project Evaluation
  • Analytical Feasibility
  • Technical/Method Selection
  • Data Discussion
  • Technical Training Courses 

Routine Analysis:

  • General Chemical Analysis: Qualitative and Quantitative
  • Ready Biodegradability
  • Solvent Identification
  • Chemical Specification Verification (ACS, USP, FCC monographs)
  • Oils & Fuels
  • Soils & Waste
  • Paint 
  • Plating 
  • Physical Parameters

Investigation of Unusual Problems: 

  • Oils & Fuels
  • Soils and Waste
  • Paint
  • Plating
  • General Chemical Analysis

Special Projects: 

  • Contamination Investigations
  • Quality Assurance
  • Product Performance Studies
  • Food Contact Notification 
  • Extractable/Leachable Compounds 
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Method Development 
  • Method Validation 
  • Engineering Project Support

Identification of Unknown Materials

  • Plastics, Polymers, Metals, Rubbers, Elastomers, Films, Laminates, Composite Parts
  • Residues, Deposits
  • Unmarked containers
  • Asbestos Identification, Bulk ID by Polarized Light Microscopy

Industrial Hygiene

  • Air Sampling to meet OSHA established exposure limits

Indoor Environmental Investigations

  • Private Residences or Commercial Buildings
  • Carbon Monoxide, Carbon Dioxide, Formaldehyde
  • Bacteria, Fungus, Mold

For a more detailed listing of our tests, please click here.

“A client was observing stains on their bottles post production. The client provided potential sources for the stain and we characterized the material by FTIR. In conjunction, we tested the stain for reducing sugars using a fehlings test. Based on this analysis we were able to determine the stains were sugar related.”