UC Laboratory employees understand the importance behind their work and take pride in providing data interpretation often required to help clients make sound, technological, and environmental decisions. Staff includes several state certified water and wastewater operators, along with trained technicians.
UC Laboratory began over 40 years ago as an independent, commercial laboratory. Today, UC Laboratory provides a multitude of services to municipalities throughout the Midwest. UC Laboratory expands regularly with services and skilled personnel to provide exceptional service to its expanding client base.
Everyone at UC Laboratory is dedicated to fulfilling the vital partnership required to help each client comply with today's environmental standards. At UC Laboratory, each customer is truly appreciated and receives friendly service, along with industry leading turn around times.
Friday: Samples will be accepted until the lab closes (Summer & Winter hours vary). Any total coliform bacteria samples received after 12:00 (noon) on Friday will be set up on Saturday morning.
Saturday/Sunday: US Postal Service and drop box will be checked but no samples will be processed
We understand that emergencies do come up.
Please contact someone on the management team if this applies to you.
08:00 am – 02:00 pm
Now offering an automatic sampler
available to rent! Contact for details!
Please contact the lab for the appropriate bottles and chain of custody. For your convenience, they can be picked up at the lab or mailed to you.
For home loans requiring a third party to take the sample, please contact the lab to set up an appointment for one of our highly trained technicians to come take the sample.
Looking for additional help interpreting your results or further information regarding your water? Please see the Minnesota Department of Health website!
Prior arrangements need to be made and the price doubles for Bacteria and Nitrate samples brought in on a Friday.
Directions to take the sample:
* If you are requesting a lead test, you must collect the water as a 1st draw after an 6 hour period of not running water.
* Not following these instructions completely may result in a false positive test result.
Below is link to the MN PCA website's information regarding additional information on PFAS among other topics:
Note, that not all laboratories will have a full scope of PFAS analytes. You will want to make sure the laboratory you choose to work with has Minnesota accreditation (MNELAP).
Please click on the following link and continue through the steps.
New Years Day – Jan 2, 2023
Memorial Day – May 29, 2023
Fourth of July – July 3 (Closed at noon) & July 4, 2023
Labor Day – Sept 4, 2023
We will be open on Veteran’s Day – Nov 10, 2023
Thanksgiving – Nov 23 & Nov 24, 2023
Christmas Day – Dec 25, 2023
MDH Cert. # 027-161-186
IA Cert. # 180
EPA MN Lab Code# MN00068
129 N. Main P.O. Box 551 Janesville, MN 56048