Water Testing

Chemicals, Heavy Metals and Bacteria

Food Safety & Testing

Microbiology Services, Nutritional Labeling and Shelf-Life Analysis

Indoor Air Quality

Radon, Mold and Other Airborn Contaminants

Prepared Culture Media

Bottles, Plates, Tubes and Vials

Welcome to Maine's Largest Laboratory Services Provider

NEL offers complete laboratory services including environmental testing and analysis in chemistry and microbiology as well as custom and standard media manufacturing services.

We have a variety of clients in various laboratory intense industries including pharmaceutical, food and beverage, biotechnology, health care and education.

With over 40 years of experience, NEL’s goal is to exceed the expectations of our clients, business partners, associates and employees.

Our friendly knowledgeable technicians and support team are on board to help with any of your questions, technical support and laboratory needs. NEL’s laboratories test seven days a week and provide rapid turnaround with immediate reports via fax or email.Please contact us with any of your analytical or media production needs. And remember to ask about our free overnight shipping, sampling supplies, tape lifts and swabs, and culture media.


Effective June 1, 2016, Northeast Laboratory Services will charge $5.00 +tax to cover the cost of our testing kits. Order your kit online and you will be directed to a secure shopping cart that will process your payment and your kit will then be shipped to you. Additional testing fees will be processed upon receipt of the test kit.


Join us June 16-20th in Boston at the Annual ASM General Meeting! We will be located at Booth 652, stop by and say hello and learn more about our Media Manufacturing Services!

Radon Overview

Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas from the decay of uranium which can be found in granite and ledge. Inhalation radon gas can potentially harm lung tissue possibly leading to cancer. Learn more...

Colorex™ Chromogenic Media

NEL is now manufacturing Colorex™ chromogenic culture media prepared with the original CHROMagar dehydrated media. Colorex™ chromogenic media products make bacteria detection fast and accurate. We offer Colorex™ products for Educational and Research applications.

We currently have Colorex™ KPC samples in stock. Contact us today!

Water Testing Kits

Water tests kits are used to determine if your water source has contaminants. They screen your water to see what toxins may pose a threat to you. We have many available by request. Learn more...