Founded in 1986, Eurofins Calscience is an industry leader in the environmental and marine chemistry laboratory testing field. We offer a comprehensive portfolio of analytical methods and our analytical expertise encompasses all environmental matrices including, air, groundwater, sea water, sediment, soil, solid waste, stormwater, tissue and wastewater. We are a customer focused organization. Through the quality of our service and the loyalty of our clients, Eurofins Calscience has grown to become one of the largest environmental testing laboratories in the Western United States.
Calscience Environmental Laboratories is dedicated to providing our clientele a competitive advantage by the routine provision of litigation quality analytical data. Achievement is attained through a continual process of quality improvement and advancement in all areas of our performance.
Calscience focuses on servicing the environmental engineering community, not only to provide reliable data, but to help our customers meet their goals in terms of project profitability and timely completion. Our customers know that Calscience, more than any other laboratory, will allow them to run their projects more efficiently, save labor hours, and provide data and information when they need it and how they need it. Stability, integrity, and service; these are but a few of the reasons Calscience is valued by our clients and why they keep coming back.
Calscience focuses on servicing the environmental engineering community, not only to provide reliable data, but to help our customers meet their goals in terms of project profitability and timely completion. We strive to continuously update our services and capabilities to meet the changing needs of our clients. Our customers know that Calscience, more than any other laboratory, will allow them to run their projects more efficiently, save labor hours, and provide data and information when they need it and how they need it. Stability, integrity, and service; these are but a few of the reasons Calscience is valued by our clients and why they keep coming back.
Our clients come from a diverse range of consultants, private industry, and federal, state, and local governments. With a strong industry reputation, we provide contract analytical services to Fortune 100 Companies. Our services support various industries and project types including:
- School Districts
- Oil and Gas Utilities
- City and County Agencies
- Real Estate
- State Agencies
- Department of Defense
- Chemical Industry
- Aerospace Industry
- Treatment Facilities
Calscience offers a full range of analytical methods and data deliverable products to meet the requirements of numerous environmental regulatory programs. Our staff of environmental professionals and project managers can assist clients with regulatory issues and are available to consult with clients to choose the appropriate test methods for their projects. Calscience is committed to staying current with new technologies, adding instrumentation and expanding capabilities to meet the needs of our clients. With nearly 30,000 analytical determinations made each month, Calscience has the capacity to meet the demands of the most rigorous field schedules.
Specialty Analytical Services
Calscience has gained expertise in testing for constituents of concern for various regulatory programs and emergent chemicals. Detailed information on these programs, and the analytical services which we provide, can be found by clicking on the links below:
Calscience is committed to providing the highest quality environmental analytical services available. To ensure the production of scientifically sound and legally defensible data of a known and proven quality, an extensive Quality Systems Program has been developed and implemented. Quality Systems includes all quality assurance (QA) policies and quality control (QC) procedures that are delineated in a Quality Systems Manual (QSM) and followed to ensure and document the quality of the analytical data.
Calscience is accredited via the California Department of Health Services under both the National Environmental Accreditation Program (NELAP) and Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (ELAP) as well as other state agencies throughout the United States.
These accreditations contain specific protocols and practices that assure implementation of comprehensive QA policies and the associated QC procedures. These QA policies, which establish essential and specific QC procedures, are applicable to all areas of Calscience, regardless of size and complexity.
Calscience's Quality System is managed and supervised by a full time Quality Assurance Manager who may issue directives, initiate changes or modifications, specify policies and represent Calscience to clients, agencies, regulatory bodies or other external entities. The QA Manager reports directly to the Laboratory Director.
Calscience's Quality System incorporates practices, procedures and internal/external evaluations to ensure:
- Standardization of Processes
- Deterrence of Improper, Unethical or Illegal Actions
- Foundations for Standardized Implementation of Other Processes
Calscience participates in a wide variety of system and performance audits conducted by numerous federal and state agencies, as well as through our major clientele. These audits are conducted to verify that analytical data produced conform to industry standards on a routine basis. Calscience welcomes our clients to visit and tour our facilities.
A System Audit is a qualitative evaluation of the measurement systems utilized at Calscience to ensure that Calscience has, in place, the necessary facilities, staff, procedures, equipment, and instrumentation to generate acceptable data. This type of audit typically involves an on-site inspection of the laboratory facility, operations, and interview of personnel by the auditing agency. Results of system audits are available upon request.
A Performance Audit verifies the ability of Calscience to correctly identify and quantitate compounds in blind check samples. This type of audit normally is conducted by the auditing agency through laboratory participation in round robin Performance Evaluation (PE) programs. Examples of current PE program involvement include those offered by commercial suppliers like ERA (WS/WP/SOIL and DMR-QA), or other inter-laboratory studies not required for certification but done to ensure laboratory performance, as well as programs administered by major industries. Outliers in required PE samples are investigated and corrective actions documented and implemented.
At Calscience, we pride ourselves in providing the highest level of customer service in the industry because we truly believe 'the difference is service'. All of our operations are focused on meeting the demands of our customers, in terms of quality, deliverables, schedules and costs. Our customers benefit from the experience that our highly trained staff brings to each analytical program, no matter how complex.
Standard services include sample pick-up and delivery of sampling supplies, provision of a Level II report, and a standard format electronic data deliverables (EDDs). We offer web-based delivery of reports, invoices and EDDs, at no additional charge. Calscience can also provide customized report formats and EDDs in client specific formats.
We pride ourselves on our record of on-time performance. We are organized and staffed to be able to respond to quick turnaround-time projects, and we offer most analyses on a standard five-working day turnaround time.
Electronic Data Deliverables
Calscience LIMS can generate more than sixty predefined formats of electronic data deliverables (EDDs) that include most of the popular formats of EDDs, CA RWQCB, GeoTracker, and EDF. Calscience can also provide customized EDDs in client specific formats.
For projects that require a higher level of data documentation, Calscience can provide a full data validation package. An additional fee applies.
As a customer of Calscience, you will receive the attention of a dedicated professional project manager and the expertise of our experienced environmental engineers and chemists. Our project managers and technical staff provide clients with assistance on federal and state regulatory programs, data interpretation, Quality Assurance Project Plan (QAPP) review and development, and guidance for field sampling strategies. Our project managers maintain excellent client relationships by understanding and responding to our clients' needs to ensure that all project and data quality objectives are met.
On-site Technical Presentations
Calscience offers on-site technical presentations to keep our clients alert of trends and technical issues related to analytical services and data quality. Presentations can be customized to meet the needs of the client audience.
In-house courier service is available throughout Southern California, the Central Coast, and the Greater San Francisco Bay Area. Calscience also offers limited grab and composite (ISCO) sampling services for our customers in Southern California. Call for capabilities, availability, and a quote.