Cel Analytical Inc. (Cel-A) is a certified environmental laboratory offering full service chemistry, microbiology, and molecular biology testing for environmental samples. Cel-A is located in downtown San Francisco and is proud to work with clients from all sectors, including federal and state agencies, local municipalities, environmental consulting firms, construction companies, and homeowners.
• Microbiology & virology
• Inorganic chemistry
• Molecular biology
• Cell Culture assays
• Product Validation
Sample Types Analyzed
• Water (drinking water, surface water, wastewater, grey-water)
• Soil/Sediment/Sludge & Biosolids
• Food (shellfish, infant formula, juice, imported goods)
• Water filtration devices and water filtration media as part of product evaluation
Cel-A uses quantitative real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction (qPCR) for the amplification of DNA/RNA to provide our clients with faster and more accurate pathogen identification than traditional microbiological methods.
Through routine monitoring of surface water and drinking water at the local and state level, Cel-A ensures that our clients comply with EPA requirements defined in the ‘Total Coliform Rule’ and the ‘Surface Water Treatment Rule
Cell Culture Systems
Cel-A currently offers tissue culture assay(s) for evaluating cytotoxicity of biological contaminants in food and environmental samples.
Chemical analysis are performed on a variety of environmental matrix types, including soil, water, sediment/biosolids.
During the second year of UCMR3 testing, Cel-A has provided testing for enteric virus and norovirus in water samples collected at 100+ Public Water Systems (PWS) across the nation.
In 2014, Cel-A received a rating of 97% for QC and Performance Evaluation by the EPA Office of water.
WBE/LBE/DBE status for 2014
Cel-A is certified as a Woman-owned Business Enterprise (WBE), as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) by the California Unified Certification Program (CUCP), and as a Local Business Enterprise (LBE) in the City and County of San Francisco. Working with us can help our clients meet the WBE, DBE, or LBE requirements specified for federal, state, and local procurement programs.
Since 2007, Cel-A has worked closely with the Community College of San Francisco (CCSF) to develop and launch an Environmental Monitoring program. Designed to train the next generation of environmental technicians, this interdisciplinary program focuses on hands-on laboratory and field investigations. To date, Cel-A has provided hands on training to 17 CCSF interns graduating from the program.
LT2 Certified in 2015!
Cel-A is pleased to announce that we will be LT2 Certified for EPA 1623/1623.1 and will participate in the second round of nationwide cryptosporidium and giardia testing for drinking water. Under the EPA’s Long Term 2 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment, Public Water Systems (PWS) that use treated surface water or ground water that is under the influence of surface water are required to monitor their source water for the presence of Cryptosporidium. With this new certification, Cel-A looks forward to helping our clients maintain compliance with the LT2 rule and ensure safe public drinking water systems.
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