Brooks Applied Labs was formed in 2015 through the merger of the two industry-leaders in the field of specialty trace metals analysis and metals speciation: Brooks Rand Labs & Applied Speciation and Consulting.

Since 1982, Brooks Rand Labs (BRL) specialized in providing the highest quality trace metals analytical services. While many labs have just recently begun to offer methods for low-level metals determination, BRL has been offering low-level mercury and methyl mercury analytical services for well over three decades! Low detection limits, outstanding data quality, and unparalleled customer service established BRL as the premier specialty metals analytical services provider with the capability to accommodate complex deliverable requirements and conformance with EPA-approved methods. Throughout the late 1980’s and 1990’s, BRL contributed to the development and validation of many of the EPA 1600-series methods that are commonly used for low-level metals and metal speciation analyses today.

Applied Speciation and Consulting (ASC) was founded in 2004, immediately becoming the premier lab in the US for the speciation of metals using ion chromatography coupled to ICP-MS. Instead of a focus on conformance to promulgated methods, ASC emphasized scientific understanding and the development of the knowledge and experience necessary to ensure results were accurate and representative in even the most complex of matrices.

Today, Brooks Applied Labs provides Meaningful Metals Data and Advanced Speciation Solutions to hundreds of projects worldwide, and we are very dedicated to staying in our niche. Many members of our staff, from the Sample Disposal Technician to our CEO, are seasoned veterans in the world of ultra-trace metals analysis and metals speciation. Together we work to provide thoroughly ultra-clean and pre-tested sampling equipment, fast turn-around-time options, high-quality validated data, and custom reporting packages at competitive prices to ensure that our clients receive the data and consulting they require to make critical decisions.

The Brooks Applied Labs Mission

Our Mission

To provide the highest quality analytical services for trace metals and metals speciation customized to address the needs of our clients.

Our Vision

To support better environmental, human health, and scientific decision-making by providing high-quality analytical services for metals in a workplace that honors our core values.

Our Core Values

Culture: Each employee, no matter what their position or tenure, is empowered with a sense of stewardship. We are accountable to each other and to our clients for acting with integrity, efficiency, and strength of character. We take great pride in the work we perform individually, the quality of our product, and being part of a company that is passionate about its culture of resiliency and employee-centric values.

Quality: Our company is built on a foundation of doing good science with integrity to produce excellent data quality that is highly valued by our clients. We are the recognized experts in our field, with a superior reputation for delivering outstanding and defensible data quality along with the technical analysis to break down the barriers to understanding chemistry for our clients. We pair this with proactive customer service that is truly responsive to the clients’ needs and delivers beyond their expectations.

Work Environment: We strive to support each other in an enjoyable professional atmosphere that promotes safety while honoring the diversity of our co-workers and their ideas with respect and openness. We continuously enhance our understanding of science through collaboration, teamwork, creativity, and problem solving. We support each other in personal and professional pursuits.