At Zen Labs, whether it’s soil, water, plant material, or even food, we create customized test packages to suite your needs. Our methods meet industry standards established by the EPA, FDA, USP, Ph. Eur., and other well recognized organizations, to ensure reliable and quality sample testing. Please contact us for more details.


Clean water is vital for sustaining human health and preserving the environment. Water contamination by physical, chemical, radioactive, or pathogenic microbial substances, can have serious repercussions in both residential and agricultural settings. If you are concerned about contaminants in your water, or you are concerned about the taste, colour, or odour of your water, please contact us.

Basic water quality: pH, total dissolved solids and hardness, alkalinity.

Microbial testing: Basic microbial water testing includes E. coli, and total and fecal coliforms. More test options are available upon request.

Metals screening: metals may end up in your water from leaching of old pipes, as well as industrial and agricultural practises. We can screen for a wide variety of metals including lead, mercury, arsenic, cadmium, iron, copper, chromium, nickel, aluminum, zinc, and many more.

Agricultural contamination: runoff from nearby agriculture may contain nitrate, nitrite and pesticides.

Organic contaminants: we can measure volatile organics, petroleum hydrocarbons (PHCs), polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), oil and grease, phenols, and more.



Soil fertility: Understanding your soil characteristics is key to the successful growth of your crop. We measure total nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, nitrate-nitrogen, nitrite-nitrogen, organic matter, pH, calcium, magnesium, soluble salts, and more.

Metals and heavy metals: we can analyze over 35 different metals in your soil.

Manure and compost: help manage your crop production by characterizing the beneficial physical and chemical properties and identifying potential hazards of your compost/manure. We can measure percent solids, total nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, calcium, magnesium, manganese, copper, sulfur, zinc, aluminum, iron, soluble salts, fecal and total coliforms, and more.

Contaminated soils: we can measure a variety or organic contaminants including volatile organics, petroleum hydrocarbons (PHCs), polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), pesticide residues and more.


Food producers and suppliers today understand that food safety is a major public concern. We can test for potential health hazards including bacteriological and chemical contaminations.

Microbial testing: total plate count (TPC), total combined yeast and mold count (TCYMC), total and fecal coliforms, Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, presence/absence of Salmonella, presence/absence of E.coli, presence/absence of Listeria, presence/absence of Shigella, and more.

Chemical contaminants: metals, pesticides, petroleum hydrocarbons, mycotoxins, and more.


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