When you need the very best: Choose a DoD/DoE NELAP Certified Lab

Posted by on Oct 16, 2014 in C&T Thought Leadership

C&T is accredited to the highest standards of practice for environmental test and measurement laboratories. Our testing services are fully defined through reproducible
processes that ensure accurate test data backed by recognized controls for monitoring results. Essentially, C&T is a lab that meets (and in many cases exceeds) the highest standards set by the industry, and has been recognized as one of the best in the California Bay Area by various auditing parties.

Accredited labs provide trust and: 

Value – accreditation assures data generated in conformance to standards of practice
Confidence – that testing results are accurate and reliable.
Acceptance – of test results by other users and regulators.
Risk Management – by defined processes with comprehensive recordkeeping.

California’s ELAP program, lacking a standard of practice and subject to an uncontrolled highly variable system of laboratory assessments, is necessary for regulatory acceptance of data and yet insufficient for ensuring credible defensible labwork is performed in the laboratory facility. Relying on a Lab that is only ELAP certified opens the client up to data validity risk.

Supported by the US EPA and based on the international ISO 17025 standard, the National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (NELAP) is the consensus standard of practice for environmental labs in the US. The US departments of defense and energy extended and defined the NELAP standard (DoD/DoE NELAP) for their environmental test & measurements programs.

C&T is NELAP accredited by CA ELAP, and to the DoD/DoE NELAP standard and ISO 17025 by A2LA and is your gold standard laboratory for data accuracy, integrity and defensibility.