Who We Are
Who We Are
Who We Are
A & B Environmental Services, Inc. dba A & B Labs is one of the most accredited independently owned environmental testing laboratories in the U.S. Our corporate laboratory is located in Houston, TX with service centers in Harlingen (South TX), Euless (North TX) and Nederland (TX Golden Triangle). We have over thirty (30) years of experience providing exceptional quality environmental services to our clients from diverse industries including: chemical manufacturing, consulting and engineering firms, energy, pulp and paper, food manufacturing, petroleum refining, local, state and federal agencies.
Our technical staff has the experience and knowledge in understanding regulatory limits and permit requirements, which is essential in helping customers meet their project goals. We strive to meet or exceed all applicable regulatory accreditation requirements.
Our mission is to deliver quality analytical testing services to our clients while following ethical practices and providing stellar customer service with continuous improvements.
A & B Labs provides the following laboratory services
A & B Labs follows standards and guidelines that assure ethical and verifiable analytical results. Our experienced staff has the necessary skills to deliver traceable and legally defensible data.
A & B Labs is committed to:
- Generating legally defensible data of known, documentable and verifiable quality
- Offering the client scientifically sound data to ensure regulatory compliance and for other decision-making purposes
- Building continuous improvement systems within the laboratory to ensure data quality and reliability
- Providing clients with exceptional customer service and the highest level of professionalism in the industry
- Providing for reconstruction of all phases of the analytical process by maintaining accurate, fully traceable records.
The majority of analyses performed by A & B Labs are driven by regulatory concerns, client requirements and necessities. Therefore, methods adopted by A & B Labs predominantly originate from regulatory agencies and are strictly adhered to. When a new revision is received from the regulatory agency, the newly revised method is strictly adhered to. Generally, the methods are those specified by the U. S. EPA and other federal and state agencies, as provided in the following references:
- 40 CFR 136
- Test Methods for Evaluating Solid Waste, SW 846
- NIOSH Manual of Analytical Methods
- Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater, APHA
- Methods for Chemical Analysis of Water and Waste, EPA-600/4-79-020
- Manual for the Certification of Laboratories Analyzing Drinking Water, EPA 815-R-05-004
- Methods for Determination of Organic Compounds in Drinking Water, EPA
- Compendium of Methods for the Determination of Toxic Organic Compounds in Ambient Air, EPA
- Biological Analytical Manual, FDA
- Diagnostic Microbiology, Bailey and Scott
- Compendium of Methods for the Microbiological Examination of Foods, APHA
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
A & B Labs’ corporate office is located at 10100 East Freeway, Suite 100, Houston, Texas with service center locations in Harlingen (South TX), Euless (North TX), Nederland (TX Golden Triangle) and Baton Rouge, LA. We serve clients throughout the United States based on our accreditations. Please view our Contact Us page for the full addresses of our service centers.
Please contact your Project Manager at (713) 453-6060 or firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule sample pick up and courier services in Houston and the surrounding areas, Bay City, Bloomington, Brazoria, Freeport, Ganado, Lake Jackson, Palacios, Port Lavaca, Port Comfort, Victoria, Wadsworth.
Sample pick up and courier services are also available in the areas near our service center locations in Harlingen and Corpus Christi (South TX), Euless (North TX), Nederland (TX Golden Triangle), Corpus Christi (South TX) and Baton Rouge, LA. Additional locations may be available, please contact your Project Manager to learn more.
Our standard TAT is 5-7 business days or later for most tests. For test results needed in less than 7 business days, rush charges may apply. A & B Labs will provide the TAT on each quote.
Rush charges may apply to the tests, if needed and/or specified that the test must be rushed. Rush charges will only apply to those tests in which rushing the sample testing implies an actual cost.
1 BUSINESS DAY TURNAROUND TIME = 100% SURCHARGE (When applicable)
2 BUSINESS DAY TURNAROUND TIME = 75% SURCHARGE (When applicable)
3 BUSINESS DAY TURNAROUND TIME = 50% SURCHARGE (When applicable)
4 BUSINESS DAY TURNAROUND TIME = 25% SURCHARGE (When applicable)
Sample matrix may affect feasible turnaround time
Note for Asbestos: A prep charge fee will be incurred if the samples are prepped but not able to be analyzed due to step rules for overloading. Bulk PLM that requires a separate report and analysis for individual layers will be charged accordingly, per layer.
A & B Labs will pay for the outgoing sample kit shipment costs if the kit order is received 5 business days in advance by using the most cost effective means of shipping available (Examples: UPS Ground Service, FedEx Ground, FedEx Express 3 Day, etc…). For International shipping, the client is responsible for shipping costs both outbound and inbound.
A & B Labs can provide sample media (at cost with a surcharge) provided the laboratory is given at least 5 days notice. Routine kits include PVC filters, MCE filters, sorbent tubes, chain of custody forms and Federal Express return shipment forms with A & B Labs’ ID number. Other media, pumps and related equipment are available for additional charges. All sample media will be charged to the client immediately after the media kit is ordered or given to the client.