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Our Mission

Columbia Laboratories is dedicated to providing accurate data at the highest level of efficiency. We care what goes into our bodies and we want others to enjoy the reassurance our labs can provide.

At the forefront of analytical testing, we bring expertise to the table for producers, processors and consumers, using the most advanced technology in the industry.

Company Profile

Columbia Laboratories was officially established in 1996.

Although our founders began their journey in early 70’s to build a company that developed into one the Pacific North West’s premier labs through custom, commodity specific, groundbreaking method development.

In 2014, we joined forces with the Tentamus Group of worldwide laboratories, making us a powerhouse international lab service.

We service a large range of clients, from individual consumers to mid-sized agricultural producers to Fortune 500 companies. Additionally, since we have USDA vegetation and soil import permits, we are fully set-up to serve our overseas clients. With three primary service lines covering a wide variety of analytical services: microbiology, nutrition labeling, water, waster water, metals, and pesticide residue-related testing, we’ve got you covered.

Tentamus Global Network – Labs for Life

Tentamus represents a group of companies based in Berlin, whose objective it is to unite laboratories that are leading in quality. This results in a comprehensive and broad range of services that allows for compatibility with a wide variety of customer demands and timely as well as expert execution.

As a company of Tentamus, Columbia Laboratories can offer you an even greater range of analyses from one single source.

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Our labs utilize modern equipment and updated methodology, including but not limited to:

  • Gas Chromatographs (GCs): Equipped with various detectors such as; FID, ECD, FPD, PFPD, XSD, single and triple quad MSDs.
  • High Performance Liquid Chromatographs (HPLC and UHPLC): Equipped with post column derivatization capability and detectors such as RI, UV-Vis, DADs, FLD as well as 4 state of the art triple quad mass spectrometers.
  • Real-time PCR system for pathogen determination.
  • ICP-MS, ICP-OES for determination of metals and minerals.
  • HPLC-ICP-MS Speciation


ISO/IEC 17025:2017 specifies the general requirements for the competence to carry out tests and/or calibrations, including sampling. It covers testing and calibration performed using standard methods, non-standard methods, and laboratory developed methods. Columbia Laboratories is ISO/IEC 17025:2017 accredited through ANAB.

Proficiency Testing

In addition to internal quality control testing, Columbia Laboratories participates in inter-laboratory proficiency testing administered by the following organizations: 


    • Fall 2021


    Quality Assurance

    Our quality assurance policy is implemented and enforced through the unequivocal commitment of management, at all levels, to the Quality Assurance (QA) principles and practices outlined in our comprehensive quality assurance ethic programs. Our policy is to use good professional practices, to uphold the highest quality of service and to comply with the TNI and ISO/IEC 17025:2005 standards.

    It is the objective of the QA program to assure that the data generated is traceable, technically competent and legally defensible. We are committed to consistently provide our customers with data of known and documented quality that meets their requirements.

    The primary responsibility for quality rests with each individual within the lab. Every employee must ensure that the generation and reporting of quality analytical data is a fundamental priority. All employees are trained annually on ethical principles and procedures surrounding the integrity of the data generated. Columbia Food Labs also maintains a strict policy of client confidentiality.

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