Manchester Environmental Laboratory

Providing governmental laboratory services

Our Manchester Environmental Laboratory is Washington's primary environmental laboratory, providing scientific services to local, state, federal, and tribal governments. We have a full staff of experienced chemists and environmental scientists. We provide sample analysis services for publicly-funded agencies and governments. Our scientific-accredited methods and experienced chemists assure that laboratory results are accurate, credible, and defensible.

Our lab is located in Port Orchard and shares a campus with the federal EPA's Region 10 laboratory, also called Manchester Environmental Laboratory.

Our Manchester Lab is a customer-service laboratory. If you are a publicly-funded government agency or entity, contact us to see how we may serve you.

Who we serve

Scientist in a lab coat and purple-rimmed safety goggles uses long tongs to pick up sample crucibles to place in fire-brick lined oven.

Our Manchester Environmental Laboratory can accept samples from publicly-funded entities such as:

  • Washington state agencies
  • Federal and other states' agencies
  • Tribal governments
  • Cities
  • Counties
  • Other publicly funded agencies

Please note that we cannot accept samples from the general public. For a list of laboratories that can test samples from the public, see the Lab search database, and click the button for "Labs that accept general public and commercial samples."

Our analytical capabilities

We provide accurate, credible, and defensible analyses using the latest accredited methods. These include:

  • General chemistry analyses
  • Nutrient testing
  • Microbiology
  • Metals analyses
  • Organics testing, including for:
    • pesticides
    • PCBs
    • flame retardants
    • volatile and semi-volatile organic compounds

We can analyze a wide variety of media/matrices, including:

  • Air
  • Water
  • Soil and sediments
  • Biological tissue
  • Children's and consumer products

A full list of our accredited methods is available through the Lab Search database. Click the button to "Search by Laboratory Name," and choose Manchester Environmental Lab in the pull-down menu.

Contracting with us

If you are a publicly-funded agency or governmental entity please consider the services provided at our Manchester Lab. Contact Laboratory Director Alan Rue at 360-871-8801 or alan.rue@ecy.wa.gov to see how we may serve you.