Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, the SARA ESD Laboratory is NELAC accredited since February 2008. Please refer to our TCEQ NELAC FOA document for specific accredited analyte and matrix information.
Because the results of the tests you request may be used to determine the presence or magnitude of a problem, it is vital to know that the laboratory analyzing the sample(s) is capable of producing quality data. NELAP accredited laboratories set the standard for producing data that is of known and documented quality. A highly trained staff together with an established and documented quality system ensures the highest level of excellence for laboratory performance. NELAP accreditation is also a requirement for laboratories that submit data to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.
For regulatory reasons, the San Antonio River Authority Laboratory does not provide sample collection services.
Yes, the laboratory provides approved sample containers free of charge. Contact the Laboratory Services Coordinator to arrange container pickup or delivery.
The SARA Regional Environmental Laboratory is located at 600 E. Euclid Ave., San Antonio, Texas 78212. Sample delivery entrance is located on Atlanta St. between E. Euclid Ave. and E. Elmira St./toggle] email@example.com.
If you have a question about your invoice and/or analytical report please contact the Laboratory Services Coordinator at (210) 302-3649 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Payment for analysis is due at the time that samples are submitted. Please contact the Laboratory Services Coordinator at (210) 302-3649 or email@example.com for current pricing information. The laboratory accepts Cash, Check, or Credit Card for payment of analytical testing services.
For clients who will submit samples on a monthly basis an account may be created for monthly invoicing of analytical testing services. If you would like to set up an account for laboratory services please contact the Laboratory Services Coordinator at (210) 302-3649.
Results are emailed, faxed or mailed according to the client’s preference as indicated on the chain of custody form.
Standard sample turn around time is 10 – 14 days business days for chemistry parameters and 3 – 5 business days for microbiology parameters, after sample submission.