Paragon Analytics, Division of DataChem Laboratories, Inc.
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Laboratory Name     Paragon Analytics, a Division of DataChem Laboratories, Inc.

Address                     225 Commerce Drive  

City: State:  & Zip    Fort Collins, CO 80524

Tel:                              1-800-443-1511 ¤ 1-970-490-1511 

Fax:                            1-970-490-1522


Web site:         





Paragon is a full-service environmental and radiochemistry laboratory, ranked as 1 of the top 3 commercial environmental radiochemistry laboratories in the US, according to PT performance scores.  As a member of the DataChem laboratory network, we also offer full service AIHA Industrial Hygiene, Indoor Air Quality, Asbestos, Agent Degradation, and Mycology services. 


We are DOECAP audited and approved, approved by NELAP (Utah), USACE HTRW CX, NFESC and numerous state agencies. We are committed to all aspects of our client relationships including data quality objectives, methodologies, on-time delivery, health and safety, shipping, and waste management.



Division:         Microbiology and Analytical Chemistry

                        Environmental Sciences




Testing Services:


Analysis can be performed on all types of matrices (aqueous, non-aqueous liquids, soils, solids, building debris, wastes, vegetation, fauna, and filters).


Our testing services include:


Environmental Chemistry


Mixed Waste Facilities

Mobile Radiochemistry Laboratory


Specific Tests Conducted:


Alpha Spec – including isotopic Americium, Curium, Neptunium, Plutonium, Polonium, Thorium

Gamma Spec – including fission activation natural products library, Iron-55, Nickel-59, Radium-226/228

Liquid Scintillation – including Carbon-14, Nickel-63, Plutonium-241

Gas Flow Proportional Counting – including gross alpha/beta, radium, Iodine-129, Lead-210, Strontium-89/90




Polynuclear Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs)

TCLP and SPLP Analysis

Hazardous Waste Characterization

Volatiles and Semivolatiles

Pesticides, Herbicides, and PCBs


Wet Chemistry



Methods Used include:

EPA Methods

SW 846 Methods

ASTM Methods

NIOSH Methods

OSHA Methods

Specialty Method Development