Find out where and how to send your samples to the Radiohalides Laboratory at the André E. Lalonde AMS Laboratory.

Radiohalides Laboratory submissions

Disclaimer: The AEL AMS Laboratory is a LOW-BACKGROUND laboratory, FREE OF ENRICHED MATERIAL OF ANY KIND (14C, Tritium). As a submitter, you warrant that your samples are free of any enriched material. If enriched material from the samples (or the packaging in which they are shipped) results in contamination of equipment or instrumentation requiring decontamination or replacement, significant charges will be incurred.

Sample submission form

To submit samples for analysis, please email your completed submission form to [email protected] prior to shipping your samples.

Please include a printed copy of the submission form with your shipment.

If you require completed chain of custody forms, please let us know prior to shipping samples.

Shipping instructions

  1. Courier or ship samples with registered post (please indicate the tracking number in your correspondence).
  2. Please inform us prior to shipping if you are sending hazardous material.
  3. Classify material as, "Geologically inert samples for destructive scientific analysis - no commercial value".
  4. Send only the material you would like dated
  5. Customs charges are the responsibility of the submitter; they will be included on your invoice.

Mailing address

Radiohalides Laboratory
AEL AMS Lab - University of Ottawa
Advanced Research Complex (ARC)
25 Templeton Street
Ottawa, Ontario
K1N 6N5, Canada
613-562-5800 ext. 6183

Turnaround time

Current estimated turnaround time: 8-12 weeks (upon sample receipt)
Updated: 2022-09-02

Estimated turnaround time is based on the methodology and on the amount of the samples submitted. Actual times may vary.

For researchers with end of fiscal reporting deadlines (March 31), please ship your samples to the lab by the end of December.