Environmental Testing

Safeguarding Our Environment

Environmental Testing Services

Complying with regulatory requirements can be a complicated process and Spectralab offers a complete package of water and soil quality analyses as required under NEMA regulations. Spectralab provides accurate, consistent and reliable analytical services for a variety of environmental matrices such as air, water, soil, sludge, sediment, solid waste etc, and we are able to identify the type and concentration of contaminants within many types of environmental samples.

  • pH & Electrical Conductivity
  • Alkalinity
  • Phenols
  • Total Dissolved Solids
  • Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD)
  • Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD)
  • Colour
  • Sulphide
  • Thiocyanate
  • Silica as SiO2
  • Fluoride
  • Cyanide
  • Bromide & Bromate 
  • Alkalinity
  • Total Solids
  • Total Dissolved Solids (TDS)
  • Suspended solids, settleable solids
  • Detergents
  • Total Nitrogen & Phosphorous
  • Ortho-Phosphate
  • Dissolved Organic Carbon
  • Chlorophyll
  • Oils & Grease
  • Turbidity
  • Nutrients: Ammonium-N (NH4N), total Kjeldahl nitrogen (TKN), total N, nitrate-N/nitrite-N, total phosphate (TP)
  • Aluminum
  • Antimony
  • Arsenic
  • Barium
  • Beryllium
  • Boron
  • Cadmium
  • Calcium
  • Chromium, Hexavalent Chromium
  • Cobalt
  • Copper
  • Iron
  • Lead 
  • Magnesium
  • Manganese
  • Molybdenum
  • Nickel
  • Potassium
  • Selenium
  • Silicon
  • Silver
  • Sodium
  • Vanadium
  • Zinc
  • Metals may be analysed as the total, total recoverable, acid soluble or dissolved (soluble) fraction. 
  • Anaerobic Plate Count
  • E-Coli
  • Fecal Coliform
  • Fecal Streptococci
  • Heterotrophic/Aerobic Plate Count
  • Iron Forming Bacteria
  • Legionella
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • Salmonella
  • Staphylococci
  • Sulfur Reducing Bacteria
  • Total Coliform
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Yeast & Mold
  • Phenols
  • Volatile Organic Compounds
  • Semivolatile Organic Compounds
  • Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons 
  • Pesticides
  • PCBs
  • Herbicides
  • Polynuclear Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAH)
  • Trihalomethanes (TTHM)
  • OrganoPhosphorous Pesticides
  • Oxides (including ethylene oxide) by GC/FID
  • Glycols (including ethylene glycol) by GC/FID
  • Alcohols by GC/FID
  • pH
  • Available Nutrients P, K & Mg
  • Stone content
  • Organic Matter by LOI
  • Total Nitrogen
  • Textural classification and particle size distribution (sand / silt / clay content)
  • Electrical Conductivity in water & Calcium Sulphate
  • Density
  •  Total metals (As, Cd, Cr, Pb, Hg, V, Se, Cu, Ni, Zn, Co, Mo, Sn, Sb, Mn, Fe)
  • Hot Water Soluble Boron
  • Total Cyanide
  • Easily Liberated Sulphide
  • Elemental Sulphur
  • Water Soluble Sulphate
  • Total Phenols Index
  • Speciated Polyaromatic Hydrocarbons 
  • Extractable Petroleum Hydrocarbons 
environmental testing

About Us

We are a full service analytical testing laboratory located in Nairobi that serves Water, Food and Beverages, Feed, Environmental, Agriculture and Geotechnical sectors

Contact Us

  • 0775 - 502 222, 0774 - 088 111
  • lab@spectralab.co.ke, lab.spectralab@gmail.com
  • Credit Bank Hse, 1st Flr Butere Road, off Dar es Salaam Road