Until further notice, the turn around times for receiving data may still be a bit longer than expected. The world-wide shortage of helium has started to ease; therefore, we are back to 80% of our normal output.

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We do not accept samples with enriched 14C (often used as a tracer). Any contamination of any amount of enriched 14C ("hot") material may cause thousands of dollars in clean-up and other costs. If you submit "hot" samples to this lab, you may be liable.
  • Ship samples after having informed us of your intentions and e-mailing us your submission files.
  • Read the "Service Terms and Conditions" tab in the file. You must answer the question on the second tab about the T & C.
  • Do not tamper in any way with the formatting of the Excel file; this includes column and tab headings, etc.
  • Reminder: only 1 media code per submission file!
  • Sample ID cells turn red if identical ID's are included. Please correct before submitting. Add "dup" to the ID of any duplicates of a sample that you wish to have analyzed.
  • The number of samples in the "Sample ID" column should reflect the number of samples to be analyzed (do not include extra vials in this list).
  • Please keep sample IDs relatively short if at all possible. The maximum allowable is 10 characters, but shorter is better, especially for label print-outs.
  • In addition to completing the submitter information section, please always include a minimum of a name, address and email in the "Billing Information" section at the top of the form. Also include a PO or contract number if relevant.
  • Always email your submission form well before sending your samples (or walking them over). This ensures that we have time to prepare the paperwork to properly identify your samples.
  • A list is also found in the submission file for your reference.
  • Reminder: only 1 media code per submission file!

The submission file should be emailed to [email protected].

    Other resources

    • Mandatory for all international shipments
    • We have completed boxes 4, 9, 12, 15 & 17 of the form for you. Please complete boxes 1, 2 & 11 at a minimum.
    • Be sure to specify the number and type of sample you are sending in Box 12; for example rock powders (sulphides, sulphates, carbonates, etc), waters (saline or fresh, etc) or dried organic matter (plants, sediments, insects, etc.). Do not include words that might cause problems - for example: isotopes, contaminated, radioactive, fresh biological material, soils, etc.
    • Canada customs invoice form (PDF, 42KB)