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About Us

ABE is accredited by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and is authorized to test samples regulated by the Safe Drinking Water Act. Accredited laboratory test results impact many areas of our daily lives, including safe drinking water, food safety, health care, and environmental monitoring. Regulators and customers rely on the competence of these accredited laboratories to deliver the results, allowing for important decisions to be made and for public confidence in those test results.

To achieve accreditation, many technical factors for producing quality data are examined, including:

  • Technical competence of staff
  • Validity and appropriateness of test methods
  • Suitability, calibration, and maintenance of test equipment
  • Quality assurance of test and calibration data
  • Secure control of records and documents

This on-going assessment process assures that the laboratory is capable of producing accurate, traceable, and reproducible data. The process is repeated at regular intervals to ensure the laboratory maintains its capabilities.