Frequently asked questions relating to the Radiocarbon Laboratory at the André E. Lalonde AMS Laboratory.

Radiocarbon Laboratory frequently asked questions

Do you provide services to private individuals?

No. We only accept samples from academic institutions, government and non-profit agencies, or commercial institutions.

What is your current turn-around time?

Visit our sample submission page to get a current estimate of our turn-round time

How much material do I need to send?

Please see our sample pricing schedule for about a summary of minimum sample sizes by material code.

What is the price per sample?

Please see our sample Pricing page for information by material code. A formal quotation can be generated upon request.

Do you offer quantity discounts?

Yes, we offer a 10% discount on submissions of 10 or more samples for non-profit and commercial users. Please contact us if you require a formal quotation.

Can the residual material be returned to me?

Yes. Please check the ‘Return residual material’ box on your submission form. Minimum $15 charge for the return shipment within Canada. Larger coolers, bottles/cannisters will incur higher return shipping fees, please plan accordingly.

Can I send pre-treated material?

Please contact us first, consultation required. We do not accept any pre-processed material without known reference standards for QA/QC.