Analytical Service Rates 2020-2021Fee schedule rates are assigned based on the billing address listed on the submission form, and the pricing listed on our website at the time of submission.
Canadian Academic, Non-Profit, and Government UsersUsers from Canadian academic institutions, registered non-profit organizations, indigenous groups, and government agencies will be invoiced following the delivery of results.
Commercial, Independent, and International UsersUsers from private Canadian companies, users not affiliated with a company or academic institution, and those from abroad are required to remit payment in full prior to release of results. An invoice will be issued upon receipt of the Submission.
Internal UsersUsers affiliated with the University of Ottawa or the Ottawa-Carleton Geoscience Centre (OCGC) (including faculty, adjuncts, post-docs, graduate, and undergraduate students) are entitled to internal rates. In order to qualify for internal rates, the Submitter must remit payment from a university-administered fund. Please contact us for internal rates.
DiscountsA 10% discount will be applied to a single submission of 10 samples or more, or cumulative submissions of 10 samples or more where all 10 samples are processed at the same time (same accelerator run, or "wheel"). For fully trained outside users processing samples at the AEL-AMS laboratory, a 20% discount will be applied at the discretion of AEL-AMS staff. Internal users are not eligible for quantity discounts.
Prices valid through March 31, 2021
|Code||Description||Sample Size||Price per Sample (CAD)|
|Minimum||Ideal||Canadian Academic, Government, Non-Profit||Commerical, Independent, International|
|G||Graphite - please contact us||0.5 mgC||1.0 mgC||$125||$180|
|C||CO2 - known pCO2, purified, 15cm length x 6mm OD pyrex||0.5 mgC||1.0 mgC||$190||$265|
|D||Direct combustion - please contact us||5 mg||10 mg||$250||$345|
|Q||Swipe test - analyzed by liquid scintillation, please contact us||-||-||$40||$60|
|Charcoal, wood, peat, organics|
|A||Acid wash only - bulk sediment||100 mg||500 mg||$315||$430|
|AAA||Acid, Alkali, Acid - wood, charcoal, most organics||50 mg||110 mg||$315||$430|
|HcF||Humic acid extraction||100 mg||500 mg||$400||$555|
|HnF||Humin fraction||100 mg||500 mg||$400||$555|
|Bone, tooth, antler, ivory|
|B||AAA, collagen extraction||300 mg||2 g||$445||$615|
|BU||AAA, collagen extraction, ultrafiltration||500 mg||2 g||$475||$660|
|SB||Calcined bone||1 g||2 g||$320||$455|
|S||Pre-etch and digestion||20 mg||50 mg||$280||$390|
|SN||No pre-etch - recommended for small samples (i.e.. forams)||10 mg||20 mg||$280||$390|
|Particulate organic carbon|
|POC||Particulate organic carbon (on quartz filters)||-||-||$270||$370|
|Skin, parchment, leather, hide, textiles, other|
|X||Typically AAA - please contact us||-||-||$315||$430|
|Water (0.45μm pre-filtered)|
|DIC||Dissolved inorganic carbon - fresh and saline||500 ml||1000 ml||$315||$430|
|DOC||Dissolved organic carbon - freshwater only||500 ml||1000 ml||$400||$555|
|DIC+||DIC in low concentration samples (<1mg/L) - fresh and saline||1000 mL||2000 mL||$420||$565|
|DOC+||DOC in low concentration samples (<1mg/L) - freshwater only||1000 ml||2000 mL||$525||$725|
|CX||CO2 from gas mixture - requires purfication please contact us||-||-||$220||$315|
|CH4||CH4 from gas mixture - minimum concentration required please contact us||-||-||$315||$430|