Environmental & Microbiology Laboratory

The environmental and microbiological laboratory at RCA Australia provides a range of analytical environmental testing services which provides cost effective laboratory and technical support to RCA Australia’s various consulting services as well as providing the highest quality client focused standalone customer services.

The laboratory analytical methods are based on well-established, internationally-recognized procedures such as those published by the American Public Health Association (APHA), as well as Australian and New Zealand Standards.

RCA Australia has accreditation and membership with associations and authorities including the National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA). This ensures that the environmental and microbiological laboratory at RCA Australia continues to deliver the highest level of quality in environmental testing with full customer support from start to finish

The environmental and microbiological laboratory team provides specialist analytical and monitoring services in the following areas:


Physical testing including:

  • pH and EC
  • Acid sulfate soil screens


If required RCA Australia can provide a comprehensive acid sulfate soil assessment of your site and provide a tailored acid sulfate soil management plan.

RCA Australia’s NATA scope of accreditation for Environmental Laboratory services is here:


  • Potable water suites
  • Environmental water and trade waste microbial count
  • Soil analysis MPN.


  • Hunter Water STS 408 – new pipe connection
  • Environmental water sampling including trade waste systems
  • Ground water sampling and industrial waters


RCA Australia provides a complete range of air quality monitoring services and analysis including:

  • High volume air sampling (HVAS)
  • Real time suspended particulate monitoring (TSP, PM10 and PM2.5)
  • Depositional dust monitoring
  • Odour monitoring
  • Monitoring of gases, vapours and mists
  • Airborne asbestos fibre counts and occupational hygiene monitoring
  • Stack testing

Our Environmental Laboratory offers a range of NATA accredited air quality analysis, advice and equipment calibration services and can also provide all of your meteorological monitoring requirements through the installation and servicing of temporary and permanent weather monitoring stations.

Data derived from the environmental and microbiological laboratory at RCA Australia is typically used in coordination with our professional consulting services for environmental monitoring for licensing and compliance programs, occupational health and hygiene assessment and environmental site assessment.

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