Element is a leader in the field of Bioassay-Aquatic Toxicity Testing Services to the Oil & Gas sector. We offer a complete range of GLP compliant testing services that cover most disciplines in both salt and fresh water environments and are certified and approved to deliver these services in the states of Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas. 

Element Lafayette is one of the few laboratories in the United States to offer analytical as well as aquatic toxicity testing services under one roof. Our team of experts has the knowledge, dedication and expertise to service all of your bioassay needs by providing biomonitoring toxicity tests for petroleum, industrial and municipal customers as well as product qualification and R&D technical support for product registration and R&D endeavors. Partnering with Element allows your company to mitigate risk knowing that our experts are working diligently to help ensure your success, and bring a safe product to market quickly.

Element is accredited by NELAP, Louisiana DEQ, Oklahoma DEQ and Texas DEQ, and follows the Indiana standards for WET testing. Our lab management and key personnel average over 21 years of bioassay experience, providing our customers with experience and understanding of routine testing as well as the ability to handle unique requests. Element Lafayette is an annual participant in EPA DMR QA studies.

detail

Programs We Support

Element is a leading expert in environmental testing supporting a wide variety of testing programs. 

Programs We Support:
  • NPDES
  • GLP Compliant Bioassay & Biodegredation Testing
  • NCP (National Contingency Plan) Product Qualification
  • Product Development/Qualification Testing
SErvices

Services We Provide

For a complete list of our aquatic toxicity testing services click here.

Aquatic Toxicity Testing Services:
  • Drilling Fluid LC50 Testing (WBM and SBM)   
  • Sediment Toxicity Testing (SBM)  
  • Drilling Fluid Additive LC50 Testing (WBM and SBM)   
  • Freshwater Toxicity Testing - Acute and Chronic 
  • Saltwater Toxicity Testing - Acute and Chronic 
  • Produced Water Toxicity Testing - Acute and Chronic   
  • Miscellaneous Discharge Toxicity Testing  
  • Chemical Additive Toxicity Testing - Acute and Chronic   
  • NCP Toxicity Testing
detail

GLP Compliant Aquatic Toxicity Services

Are you looking for a service you can't find anywhere else? Element's vast number of Aquatic Toxicity Services can help you. 

GLP Compliant Aquatic Toxicity Services:
  • OECD 201, Algal Growth Inhibition Test  
  • OECD 202, Daphnia magna or Daphnia pulex, 48 Hr Static Acute Toxicity Test  
  • OECD 203, Pimephales promelas (fathead minnow), Cyprinodon variegatus (sheepshead minnow), 96 Hr Acute Toxicity Test  
  • OECD 211, Daphnia magna or Daphnia pulex, 21 Day Chronic Toxicity Test  
  • OECD 301 D/306, 28 day Closed Bottle biodegradibility  
  • OCSPP 835.3110(o), 28 day Closed Bottle Biodegradibility  
  • OCSPP 850.135, Mysidopsis bahia, Americamysis bahia, 28 Day Chronic Toxicity Test  
  • OCSPP 850.1010, Daphnia magna or Daphnia pulex, 48 Hr Static Acute Toxicity Test  
  • OCSPP 850.1035, Mysidopsis bahia, Americamysis bahia, 96 Hr Acute Toxicity Test  
  • OCSPP 850.1075, Pimephales promelas (fathead minnow), Cyprinodon variegatus (sheepshead minnow), 96 Hr Acute Toxicity Test  
  • OCSPP 850.1300, Daphnia magna or Daphnia pulex, 21 Day Chronic Toxicity Test  
  • OCSPP 850.5400, Algal Growth Inhibition Test
Services

Toxicity Analyses Available

Element also offers toxicity analysis, determining the nature of the toxin found in a sample. 

Toxicity Analyses Available:
  • Drilling Fluids
    • Aquatic LC50 (SPP) testing using Mysidopsis bahia (Americamysis bahia)
    • Sediment Toxicity Tests using Leptocheirus plumulosus
    Freshwater Effluents
    • Chronic and Acute Toxicity Testing using Pimephales promelas (fathead minnows), Ceriodaphnia dubia, Daphnia pulex and Daphnia magna
    Saltwater Effluents
    • Chronic and Acute Toxicity Testing using Mysidopsis bahia and Menidia beryllina (inland silverside minnows)
    Product Qualification/Development: 
    • Available on chemicals and additives used in the Oil & Gas drilling or production process, industrial chemicals, pesticides and herbicides, using appropriate species and specified durations

Ready to request a quote?

Our deliverable is certainty - high quality data, test reports and certificates that you can absolutely rely on when making decisions about your materials and compliance. Engage with an expert today.

Cta_Wide_1600x480

Our team of nearly 2,000 Engaged Experts working across the USA, Europe and Asia are ready to support you. How could we help you today?

Make an Inquiry