Hello. I’m Guy.
As the Director of our Environmental Laboratory business unit, I want to welcome you to the Laboratory section of our website. Here you will be able to access a lot of information on our Laboratory Testing offerings and our business unit known affectionately as Metro Labs.
I am a Naval Academy graduate with 20 years’ experience as a Surface Warfare Officer and I speak “Navy.” I am familiar with the ships’ maintenance requirements and I will gladly support those who support our Navy and her ships. We have laboratories in San Diego, Bremerton and Portsmouth which gives us a presence in major fleet concentration areas to support your lab testing needs. All Metro Labs have state-of-the-art equipment, consistent hours, and competent technicians to assist you with your testing requirements. We offer simplified pricing and turn-around times so there are no questions about our performance expectations. Additionally, if there is a test you need and we do not offer it, we are happy to work with you to determine the most efficient and cost effective way to achieve your laboratory sample testing needs.
The ship repair infrastructure is the backbone of fleet readiness. My objective is to support the maintenance requirements of our ships and to ensure the safety of the professionals who keep our ships ready for sea. See you on the waterfront.
Here is a list of common environmental laboratory tests we perform for our clients. It is not an all-inclusive list. A more detailed listing can be found on a Metro Labs line card.
|Inorganics||Metals (incls. Mercury)|
Hexavalent chromium (Cr6).
Oil & Grease
|Organics (oil)||Particle count|
Metals (incls. Mercury)
Turn-around Time Classifications
Metro Labs Turn-around time classifications are clear and concise. Our facilities open at 7:00am to assist with same day and expedited testing. Late night and weekend drop-offs are available by request.
|Classification||Results Provided||Sample Drop Off Time|
|1 Day||Next Day By 5 PM||Anytime|
|1 Day Rush||Next Day By Noon||Before 10 AM|
|Same Day||Same Day By 5 PM||8 AM|
|Urgent Rush||≤ 6 Hrs, Night, Weekends||Must Call|
|TCLP 1 Day||30 Hours||8 AM|
The Importance of Accreditation
Laboratory accreditation is the process by which labs are evaluated and tested according to stringent and widely accepted criteria for quality, accuracy, reliability, and efficiency. The accreditation process is designed to ensure that laboratories provide reliable results, and to minimize the prevalence of testing errors. It is a significant tool in assuring the quality of environmental data and it lends credence to the results that come from accredited facilities. Laboratory accreditation is the best assurance that the data you are relying on was generated in a competent laboratory.
Metro Labs Accreditations:
- Virginia Laboratory: VELAP (National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program) certified. Metropolitan Solutions VELAP Certificate
- California Laboratory: CA ELAP (Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program) certified. Metropolitan Solutions CA ELAP Certificate
- California Laboratory: AIHA-LAP, LLC (American Industrial Hygiene Association-Laboratory Accreditation Program, LLC) certified. Metropolitan Solutions AIHA-LAP, LLC Certificate
- Bremerton Laboratory: WA ELAP (National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program.) Metropolitan Solutions Washington Ecology Certificate
Over the past 30 years, the professional staff at Metropolitan Solutions has provided a wide variety of consulting services to government agencies, law firms and building owners. The CEO of the company, David Spinazzolo, was selected by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to be one of the 24 industry professionals to develop asbestos regulations as required by the U.S. Congress in the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA). These rules later became the basis for all state asbestos regulations.
The U.S. Department of State also used Metropolitan Solutions to train workers in Pakistan, Korea, and Russia in proper techniques for removing and replacing asbestos. Law firms have also used Metropolitan as a fact and expert witness when involved in litigation concerning the presence of asbestos in buildings.
Request a Metro Labs Line Card for our Laboratory Services.
2403 Hoover Ave
National City, CA 91950
1420 Chestnut Street
Portsmouth, VA 23704
423 Pacific Ave., Suite 105
Bremerton, WA 98337
Chain of Custody Form and Instructions
Sample Measurement Conversion Card
Air Monitoring Pump Instructions
Bottle, Air Cassette, Wipes Request
Heavy Metal Awareness Course
Bulk Sampling Course
Air Sampling Course
New Client Billing Form
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The Metro Labs History
The Metropolitan Laboratory business unit began 30 years ago when we started analyzing facilities for the presence of asbestos in building materials as well as air samples that were taken during abatement projects. Our laboratory services evolved into providing heavy metal and water analysis for contractors who work on United States Navy Ships where accuracy of the analysis and a timely turn around period for the completed analysis are an absolute necessity for the U.S. military. Today, our business unit known fondly as Metro Labs, offers a wide range of testing that includes a full complement of tests for inorganic, organic and indoor air analysis. Typical clients include consulting firms, federal and state government agencies and private contractors. Metro Labs possess state accreditations as well as an industry accreditation (American Industrial Hygiene Association; AIHA).