Sampling and Analysis


The SELS treats all cyanobacteria blooms as an emergency. However, if it has the potential to impact a public water supply, ensuring public water supply sources are safe is our first priority and may limit our capability of serving private inquires. The SELS does have the capability to analyze private water samples as long as there is capacity. Please call ahead to ensure the lab has resources available to analyze your sample. If we are not able to analyze at this time, below are other laboratories that can provide analysis for samples collected by private entities. If using an alternative lab, be sure to call ahead to see what their sampling and submital requirements are.


Aquatic Analysts

43 Telegraph Lane

Friday Harbor, WA 98250

Phone: (503) 869-5032

Attn: Jim Sweet


Aquatic Services

42184 Tweedle Lane

Attn: Wayne W. Carmichael, PhD

Phone: (937) 620-4603

Alternate phone: (503) 755-0711

BSA Environmental Services, Inc.

23400 Mercantile Road, Suite 8

Beachwood, OH 44122

Phone: (216) 765-0582

Fax: (216) 765-0583

CAHFS Toxicology Laboratory 

University of California, School of Veterinary Medicine

West Health Sciences Drive

Davis, CA 95616

Attn: Birgit Puschner

Phone: (530) 752-6322

Fax: (530) 752-3361


CH2M HILL Applied Science Laboratory

1000 NE Circle Blvd., Suite 10350

Corvallis, OR 97330

Attn: Lab Customer Service Support

Phone: (541) 768-3120

Fax: (541) 766-2852


EcoAnalysts, Inc.

1420 S. Blaine St., Suite 14

Moscow, ID 83843

Phone: (208) 882-2588

Fax: (208) 883-4288


GreenWater Laboratories/Cyano Lab

205 Zeagler Drive, Suite 302

Palatka, Florida 32177

Phone: (386) 328-0882

Fax: (386) 328-9646


King County Environmental Laboratory

322 West Ewing Street

Seattle, WA 98119

Attn: Fran Sweeney

Phone: (206) 684-2358


LSSU Environmental Analysis Laboratory

Lake Superior State University

650 W. Easterday Avenue

Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783

Phone: (906) 635-2076


Oklahoma Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory

microscopic identification only

1812 Farm Road

Stillwater, OK 74078

Phone: (405) 744-6623

Plankton Ecology and Limnology Laboratory, University of Oklahoma Biological Station and Program in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Department of Biology

Department of Biology

730 Van Vleet Oval

University of Oklahoma

Norman, OK 73019

Attn: K. David Hambright, Associate Professor

Phone: (405) 325-7435

Fax: 405-325-0835

PhycoTech, Inc.

620 Broad Street, Suite 100

St. Joseph, MI 49085, USA

Phone: 1-269-983-3654

Fax: 1-866-728-5579 / 1-269-983-3653


Oregon State Public Health Laboratory

3150 NW 229th Avenue, Suite 100

Hillsboro, OR 97124

Attn: Robert Vega

Phone: (503) 693-4100


Scientific Methods

12441 Beckley Street

Granger, IN 46530

Phone: (574)277-4078

Fax: (574) 968-0269


Water Management Laboratories

1515 80th Street East

Tacoma, WA 98404

Attn: Diane DuMond

Phone: (253) 531-3121

Fax: (253) 531-5287

WATER Environmental Services, Inc.

9515 Windsong Loop NE

Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

Attn: Maribeth Gibbons, Pres.

Phone: (206) 842-9382