American Analytics, Inc. (AA)
American Analytics (AA) is a full service environmental analytical laboratory founded in 1980 by Mrs. Zvia Uziel. We are a State of California Department of Health Services certified environmental laboratory. American Analytics is also certified by the City of Los Angeles as a woman owned business and by the State of California as a small business. Our close communication with our clients and sensitivity to their project-specific needs has allowed us to not only maintain, but to substantially grow our client base over the years. We offer full service capabilities, providing expert, accurate, and defensible chemical analysis of drinking water, wastewater, groundwater, soil, air, and hazardous waste.
In addition to our stationary laboratory, we provide field sampling and mobile laboratory services. The laboratory is staffed with experienced personnel comprised of chemists, engineers, scientists and support personnel that enable us to provide our clients with high quality comprehensive services and data deliverables. Many of our staff members have advanced degrees, adding depth and diversity, and enabling our laboratory to provide services which extend beyond those normally available from conventional environmental laboratories.
We serve a multitude of clients including environmental consultants, private industry, municipalities, and government agencies.
Our comprehensive QA/QC program focuses on the generation of high quality data that is on-time and responsive to the client’s needs, and is also in compliance with applicable regulatory requirements.
AA utilizes a Quality Assurance/ Quality Control (QA/QC) program that provides both the stationary and mobile laboratory personnel with the information, tools and training required to generate a high quality product. The AA QA/QC Manual provides the policies, procedures and organization, objectives and QA/QC activities incorporated in all AA operations to achieve established data quality objectives. The manual incorporates information pertaining to:
- Sample collection, preservation, custody, and handling
- Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
- Instrument calibration procedures
- Internal quality control checks
- Data recording, reduction, validation, and reporting
- Performance and systems audits
- Corrective action
- Instrument maintenance and repair
- Employee training
The QA/QC procedures specific to methods of analyses are detailed in the AA methodspecific SOPs. For a description of the process used to develop and validate QA/QC procedures for analytical methods, click here.
We ensure that sample integrity is maintained throughout the laboratory by following EPA protocols, good laboratory practices and proper handling, preparation and analysis of the environmental samples. To ensure sample integrity, chemical and physical determinations of environmental samples are performed in a contaminant free work environment.