Bacterial Source Tracking (BST) – the laboratory implemented new BST capabilities by qPCR in July 2016. This capability has enabled the laboratory to determine whether the source of fecal indicator bacteria found in the San Antonio River Basin is Human or Non-Human. The laboratory plans to research and develop additional BST biomarkers for other target species by April 2017.
Metals in Sediment and Chemical Materials (SCM) – the laboratory was accredited to analyze metals in sediment, soils, compost, and other SCM by ICP-OES
Metals in Non-Potable Water – the laboratory is currently accredited to analyze metals in drinking water and non-potable water by ICP-MS. The laboratory plans to develop capabilities to analyze metals in non-potable water by ICP-OES and Mercury Analyzer in the future.
Soils Testing – the laboratory is researching and developing various soil testing parameters to expand our scope of testing services; such as pH, conductivity, phosphorous, nitrate, and ammonia