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Our Lab Environment

Garden State Labs occupies buildings in Hillside and Waretown, NJ. Our analytical equipment spans a wide array of instrumentation including:

  • 3 state of the art Gas Chromatograph Mass Spectrometers (GC/MS), all with autosamplers for organic analyses.

  • 1 Perkin Elmer Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometers (AA), 1 with Flame & Graphite Furnace, for heavy metal analyses.

  • 1 FIMS System for Mercury Analysis

  • 1 Thermo ICAP 7400 for simultaneous low level heavy metal analyses.

  • 2 ICPMS for simultaneous low level metal analyses.

  • 3 Gas Chromatographs with selective detectors for organic analyses.

  • 2 Tekmar Purge and Trap multiple sample systems for volatile organic analyses.

  • 3 UV/Vis Spectophotometers

  • 2 Separatory Funnel Shakers

  • Various analytical and sampling equipment including pH meters, specific ion probes, automatic sample compositors and more.

  • Numerous incubators at various temperatures for microbiological incubations.

  • Various glassware for extractions and distillations, including Zymark concentrators.

  • Custom built computerized laboratory information management system (LIMS).

  • Specialized software for various analytical procedures, including BODs.

  • Numerous computers, Macintosh's and PCs, for data handling and reporting.

Environmental Capabilities



  • Volatile Organic Analysis by Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS) USEPA Methods 524.2, and 624.1. Haloacetic Acids USEPA Method 552.2

  • Semi-volatile Organic Analysis by Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS) USEPA Method 625.1 (Acid Base Neutral Extractables)

  • Extreme Low Level Simultaneous Heavy Metals Analysis by Inductively Coupled Argon Plasma Atomic Emission Spectrophotometry (ICAP) USEPA Method 200.7/6010 and Inductively Coupled Argon Plasma Mass Spectrometry (ICAP-MS) USEPA Method 200.8

  • Heavy Metal Elemental Analysis by Graphite Furnace and Flame Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometry (AA)

  • Synthetic Organic Compounds 504.1, Pesticides and PCBs by Gas Chromatography with selective detector (GC-ECD) USEPA Methods 504/505/608.3.

  • Various wet chemistry analyses including pH, BOD, COD, TOC, Hexane Extractable Material (oil and grease), Silica Gel Treated - Hexane Extractable Material (petroleum hydrocarbons), total suspended solids, total solids, total phenolics, ammonia, total Kjeldahl nitrogen, total and ortho phosphate, turbidity and many more.



  • Total Coliform and E.coli Analysis by membrane filter

  • Total Coliform and E.coli Analysis by Colilert/Colilert 18 presence/absence 

  • E.coli Analysis by Colilert/Colilert 18 MPN

  • Fecal Coliform Analysis by membrane filter/Colilert 18 MPN

  • Enterococci Analysis by Enterolert MPN membrane filter/membrane filter

  • Heterotrophic Plate Count by pour plate (also known as the Standard Plate Count)

  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa by Pseudalert presence/absence

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