About Us

Michigan’s Premier Environmental Microbiology Laboratory

Experienced Team. Quality Analysis. Accurate Results. 

Thomas Krueger, President
Summit Laboratory, LLC

 

Founded in 1999, Summit Laboratory brings the “Fusion of Science and Service” to the Great Lakes region. At Summit, we continually strive for excellence through our exacting standards in scientific analysis and quality, as well as our dedication to personalized attention and competitive prices.

As an A2LA certified ISO 17025 accredited* laboratory, Summit is proven to have a world-class quality management system. Partnering with us means you’ll always receive data and documentation considered traceable and more defendable.

And because the ISO 17025 accreditation requires continual improvement through regular internal audits and adherence to the latest scientific and technological advances, you can rest assured that your samples are always at the right certified laboratory.

*See our Scope for a list of accreditations

 

We Strive for Excellence Every Day

Efficient, affordable, quality analysis is only the beginning of the services Summit Laboratory provides. We pride ourselves on the relationships we establish and grow with our customers. We begin by working with you to identify your testing requirements and follow up with an explanation of the results of our analysis. We put the needs of our customers first and are committed to your complete satisfaction.

Our Scientists

We are a team that is truly passionate about what we do. Each of our scientists holds a degree in their area of expertise and brings years of experience and continuing education into each analysis. While that’s not guaranteed with all testing laboratories, we think it should be. Because at Summit, we understand a crucial part of quality analysis is accurate interpretation of the data. We provide these services with state of the art equipment that allows expedited results at prices competitive with industry standards.

Summit Laboratory specializes in servicing the following areas: 

  • Food Safety
  • Facility and Equipment Environmental Monitoring and Training
  • Water Testing
  • Mold Testing
  • Pharmaceutical Testing
  • Third-party Product Testing and Claims Verification

QUALITY ASSURANCE PRACTICES

Summit Laboratory’s philosophy puts customers first. This means we must adhere to strict laboratory testing techniques and protocols that ensure correct and reliable data. To put it less scientifically, at Summit, we pay the utmost attention to quality control methods that enable us to not only obtain our certified laboratory status, but to stay abreast of changing regulations and methods of data collection as well.

QUALITY LABORATORY PRACTICES:

  • Usage of only AOAC, FDA & USDA standard certified methods
  • All samples are analyzed by professional biologists
  • Certified quantitative and qualitative standards are routinely tested with samples
  • Disposable pipette and plating equipment is used to help eliminate cross contamination
  • Documentation of laboratory cleaning and sanitizing procedures
  • Inter-laboratory quality assurance ensures precision and accuracy of routine data
  • Continued employee education and training via college classes (Including classes at McCrone Research Institute), workshops, seminars, webinars, and conferences

ACCREDITATIONS

GRAND RAPIDS LABORATORY

Summit A2LA ISO 17025 cert and scope valid to May 31, 2021

SUMMIT LABORATORY LLC
900 Godfrey Ave SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Thomas Krueger
Phone: 616.245.3818
tomk@summitlaboratory.com

BIOLOGICAL

Valid To: May 31, 2021 Certificate Number 3136.01

In recognition of the successful completion of the A2LA evaluation process (including an assessment of the laboratory’s compliance with the A2LA Food Testing Program Requirements, containing the 2017 “AOAC International Accreditation Guidelines for Laboratories Performing Microbiological and Chemical Analyses of Foods, Feeds, and Pharmaceutical Testing”), accreditation is granted to this laboratory to perform the following tests on food products and environmental swabs:

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Test: Test Method:
3M Petrifilm Aerobic Count Plate AOAC 990.12
3M Petrifilm Coliform / Escherichia coli Count Plate AOAC 991.14
3M Petrifilm Staphylococcus aureus Express Count Plate AOAC 2003.07
3M Petrifilm Yeast and Mold Count Plate AOAC 997.02
3M Petrifilm Rapid Yeast and Mold Count Plate AOAC 2014.05
3M Petrifilm Enterobacteriaceae Compendium of Methods for the Microbiological Examination of Foods
3M Petrifilm Aerobic Procedure for Lactic Acid Bacteria Compendium of Methods for the Microbiological Examination of Foods
BioControl ELISA Salmonella AOAC RI 010602
BioControl ELISA Listeria AOAC 996.14
BioControl ELISA E. coli O157:H7 AOAC 996.01
3M Molecular Detection Assay 2 – Listeria monocytogenes AOAC 2016.08
3M Molecular Detection Assay 2 – Listeria spp. AOAC 2016.07
3M Molecular Detection Assay 2 – Salmonella AOAC 2016.01
3M Molecular Detection Assay 2 – E. coli O157:H7 AOAC RI 071202
GDS/PCR Listeria spp. AOAC 2017.01
GDS/PCR Listeria monocytogenes AOAC RI 070702
GDS/PCR Salmonella spp. AOAC 2009.03
GDS/PCR MPX Top 7 STEC (Includes E.coli  O157:H7) AOAC Cert. 071301

This accreditation covers testing performed at the main laboratory as well as the satellite laboratory listed below. (A2LA Cert. No. 3136.01) 05/31/2021

 

HART LABORATORY

Summit A2LA ISO 17025 cert and scope valid to May 31, 2021

SUMMIT LABORATORY LLC
1535 Industrial Park Dr.
Hart, MI 49420
Thomas Krueger
Phone: 231.873.1432, x227
tomk@summitlaboratory.com

BIOLOGICAL

Valid To: May 31, 2021 Certificate Number 3136.01

Test: Test Method:
3M Petrifilm Aerobic Count Plate AOAC 990.12
3M Petrifilm Coliform / E. coli Count Plate AOAC 991.14
3M Petrifilm Staphylococcus aureus Express Count Plate AOAC 2003.07
3M Petrifilm Yeast and Mold Count Plate AOAC 997.02
3M Petrifilm Rapid Yeast and Mold Count Plate AOAC 2014.05
3M Petrifilm Enterobacteriaceae Compendium of Methods for the Microbiological Examination of Foods
BioControl ELISA Salmonella AOAC RI 010602
BioControl ELISA Listeria AOAC 996.14
BioControl ELISA E. coli O157:H7 AOAC 996.01
Chromogenic Agar – Listeria monocytogenes AOAC Cert 030406
Chromogenic Agar – Salmonella AOAC Cert 050701
Chromogenic Agar – E. coli O157:H7 AOAC Cert 060701

(A2LA Cert. No. 3136.01) 05/31/2021

AFFILIATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS

Michigan Environmental Health Association
AOAC International
Michigan Food Processors Association
American Society for Microbiology

American Council for Accredited Certification

IAQA (Indoor Air Quality Association)
API Laboratory Proficiency Program
International Association of Food Protection

American Council for Accredited Certification

McCrone Research Institute

Safe Food Alliance

National Council of American Food and Drug Officials

Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy

A2LA

Globe Food Safety Initiative

CERTIFICATIONS

  • A2LA Certified/IS0 17025 accredited*
  • HACCP certified managers on staff
  • SQF 2000 certified practitioners
  • Certified microbial investigators
  • ACAC certified microbial consultants
  • State of Michigan (MDEQ) certified for drinking and irrigation water analysis
  • State of Michigan Department of Environmental Quality Remediation & Redevelopment Division certified for: total coliform, E. coli (See Certification), nitrate nitrogen (See Certification)
  • Certified mold investigators and mold consultants
  • McCrone Research Institute trained in: Indoor Air Quality:
  • Fungal Spore Identification
  • Forensic Dust Analysis