NSF’s chemistry labs performs routine analyses in support of compliance to national and international standards as well as customized testing services and method development. We report over 1 million test results per year,  covering a wide range of methods and techniques.

We can develop custom test methods, perform studies following good laboratory practices and execute unique exposure evaluations. We also perform custom analytical testing to support safety assessments, product development and regulatory compliance, meeting the needs of both academic and corporate clients.

Routine analyses to U.S. EPA and FDA standard methods, AOAC official methods, USP monographs and ASTM protocols include:

  • Organic and inorganic analyses
  • Ingredient confirmation and quantification
  • Dietary supplement analysis for label claims and contaminants including:
    • Heavy metals
    • Pesticide/herbicide (regulated and unregulated) residues
    • Processing impurities
    • Trace ingredients
    • Athletic banned substances
  • Dioxins and furans
  • Unknown mixtures
  • Drug residues
  • Analysis for active ingredients
  • General water characteristics (pH, hardness, TDS, etc.)
  • Radiologicals (RADs)


We can also create customized services for your unique needs, including:

  • Analytical testing in support of academic research
  • Method development/validation
  • Protocol development and testing to verify product claims
  • Exposure assessment (leachate testing)
  • Performance testing
  • National brand comparison studies
  • Food contact material evaluations
  • Disinfection by-products analysis
  • Drug residue testing
  • General water characteristics
  • Stability studies
  • Legal support studies
  • GLP studies
  • GMP testing for pharmaceuticals, food and supplements


For more information about NSF’s chemistry labs, please contact us.

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