Accreditation/Certification Program Profile

Minnesota Department of Health
601 Robert Street North
P.O. Box 64899
St. Paul, Mn 55155
Accreditation/Certification Program Type
Recognizes accreditation from NELAP ABs: Yes
Accredtation required: N
Labs required to obtain accreditation: Accreditation is voluntary in Minnesota; however, in most cases, accreditation is required through permits or program requirements. Laboratories must be knowledgeable about the specific requirements (via contract review) prior to accepting work. In any c
Reciprocity agreements: NELAP states
Accreditation Program Contact:   Laboratory Contact:
Lynn Boysen
Fields of Accreditation
DW NPW SCM Air Tissue
Other: N
The annual fees include: (1) base accreditation fee, $1,500; (2) sample preparation techniques fee, $200 per technique; (3) an administrative fee for laboratories located outside this state, $3,750; and (4) test category fees as follows: (a) microbiology, $450; (b) inorganics, $450; (c) metals, $1,000; (d) volatile organics, $1,300; (e) other organics, $1,300; (f) radiochemistry, $1,500; (g) emerging contaminants, $1,500; (h) agricultural contaminants, $1,250; (i) toxicity (bioassay), $1,000; and (j) physical characterization, $250. (5) Various other admin fees may apply
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MDH accredits for DW, NPW, SCM, AIR, and TISSUE. For these matrices they offer accreditation for microbiology, chemistry, metals, radiochemistry, whole effluent toxicity, physical characteristics, agricultural contaminants, and emerging contaminants. (NO Asbestos)