Services List

 ICP-OES Analysis of Metals and S, P Canadian Academic Private/Industry
 Standard Elements: Na, K, Ca, Mg, Fe, B, Mn, Zn, Cu, Mo, Ni, S, P
 Full list of available elements: Al, Ag, As, B, Ba, Be, Ca, Cd, Co, Cr, Cu, Fe, K, Li, Mg, Mn, Mo, Na, Ni, P, Pb, S, Sb, Se, Si, Sn, Sr, Ti, Tl, V, Zn
Surface waters
Analysis of up to 10 elements $18.00 $20.00
     Each additional element $0.50 $0.50
     Filtering (if required) $2.50 $3.00
Soils, plant & animal tissues, sediments, wastewater
Analysis of up to 10 elements $18.00 $20.00
     Each additional element $0.50 $0.50
Sample prep options
     Extraction (available nutrients, i.e. P, K or Mehlich No. 3) $4.00 $5.00
     Microwave-assisted acid digestion (total recoverable metals, EPA 3051a) $4.00 $5.00
     Saturated Soil Paste (for SAR) $6.00 $7.50
Combustion Elemental Analysis of Total C and N Canadian Academic Private/Industry
Soils, sediments, plant & animal tissues, and other solids
Total %C and %N $12.00 $15.00
Total %N only $10.00 $12.00
Total Organic Carbon (TOC) $12.00 $15.00
     Prep – Grinding $5.00 $6.00
     Prep – Light-Fraction soil C Please contact Please contact
Colourimetric Ion Analysis by Discrete Autoanalyzer Canadian Academic Private/Industry
Surface Waters*
NH4+-N $5.00 $5.50
NO2-N $5.00 $5.50
NO2-N + NO3-N $5.00 $5.50
PO43--P $5.00 $5.50
SO42--S $5.00 $5.50
Cl $5.00 $5.50
*Note: Surface waters for anion or NH4+-N analysis generally should NOT be treated with preservative.
Soils and plant tissues
NH4+-N $5.00 $5.50
NO2-N $5.00 $5.50
NO2-N + NO3-N $5.00 $5.50
PO43--P $5.00 $5.50
SO42--S $5.00 $5.50
Cl $5.00 $5.50
Total P (TP) $5.00 $5.50
Total Kjeldahl Nitrogen (TKN) $5.00 $5.50
Sample prep options
     Extraction (available nutrients) $4.00 $5.00
     Wet digestion (TKN or TP) $10.00 $12.00
     Mineralizable N Please contact Please contact
Available extraction methods

  • 2M KCl (for available soil N)
  • Modified Kelowna (for available P, K)
  • Mehlich No. 3
  • Bray-P1 or -P2
  • 1:2 or 1:5 soil:water
  • Others available – please contact
Other colourimetric tests
Ti in poultry manure (incl. prep) $10.00 $12.00
Uric acid in poultry manure (incl. prep) $12.00 $14.00
Aqueous Total Organic Carbon and Total Nitrogen (TOC/TN) Canadian Academic Private/Industry
Surface Waters
NPOC/TN $12.00 $14.00
TIC $12.00 $14.00
TC $12.00 $14.00
     Prep – Filtering (for DOC/DIC/DN) $2.50 $3.00
Soil DOC $12.00 $14.00
     Prep – Extraction for soil DOC $4.00 $5.00
Soil Microbial Biomass Please contact Please contact
Stable Isotope Analysis by IRMS Canadian Academic Private/Industry
Soils, sediments, plant & animal tissues, and other solids
δ13C and/or δ15N $18.00 $21.00
δ2H Please contact Please contact
δ18O Please contact Please contact
Note: Other stable isotope analyses are available through our SIFER facility, including:

  • Compound-specific δ2H, δ13C, δ15N in organic extracts by GC-IRMS, including alkanes and fatty acids
  • δ13C in dissolved organic carbon (DOC) in water samples
  • δ2H and δ18O in water samples
  • Compound-specific δ13C in water samples/extracts by LC-IRMS

Please contact Brett Feland for more information

General Services Canadian Academic Private/Industry
Sample prep: soils, sediments, plant tissue
Air-drying samples $3.00 $4.00
Sieving to 2mm $10.00 $12.00
Fine grinding by mall-mill $5.00 $6.00
General surface water analyses
pH or EC $4.50 $5.00
pH and EC $5.00 $5.50
Alkalinity (by titration) $12.00 $15.00
Total Solids (TS) $6.00 $6.00
Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) $8.00 $8.00
Total Suspended Solids (TSS) $8.00 $8.00
General soil analyses
pH or EC $4.50 $5.00
pH and EC $5.00 $5.50
     Prep: fixed-ratio water extraction (1:2 or 1:5) $4.00 $5.00
     Prep: saturated soil paste $6.00 $7.50
Organic Matter (%OM) by LOI $4.00 $4.50
Soil Moisture Content $3.50 $4.00
Soil Texture – Hydrometer* $20.00 $25.00
     Prep: carbonate removal $5.00 $7.00
     Prep: organic matter removal $9.00 $12.00
Full Particle Size Analysis by Laser PSA $15.00 $18.00
     Prep: spinning riffler $5.00 $6.00
*Note: Lab throughput is limited for soil texture by hydrometer. Laser PSA is recommended for high-volume analysis, or for full particle size distribution data
Analysis Packages and Other Tests Canadian Academic Private/Industry
Surface waters
Anion Package: Includes NO2-N, NO3-N, PO43--P, SO42--S, Cl $13.00 $15.00
Soils and plant tissue
Micro and Macronutrients: Includes total N analysis, digestion, and total Na, K, Ca, Mg, Fe, B, Mn, Zn, Cu, Mo, Ni, S, P analysis $31.00 $35.00
pH/EC and SAR: Includes saturated soil paste prep, pH/EC analysis, and Na, Ca, Mg analysis $29.00 $33.00
Available soil NPK: Includes 2M KCl extraction, Modified Kelowna extraction, NH4+-N, NO2-N + NO3-N, PO43--P analysis (colourimetry) and K analysis (ICP-OES or Flame AA) $34.00 $38.00
Cation Exchange Capacity (CEC)
     CEC Prep $20.00 $20.00
     Total CEC analysis (NH4+-N) $5.00 $5.50
     Exchangeable cation analysis (optional, Na, K, Mg, Ca, Al) $18.00 $20.00

Other analyses may be available.  Please contact the lab to discuss your project.

All prices are per-sample in Canadian dollars and do not include GST. Prices are subject to change.

University of Alberta users, please contact NRAL for an internal price list.