cost of analysis
combined carbon & nitrogen
𝛿13C and 𝛿15N
%C and %N
Relative Abundance of Carbon to Nitrogen (C:N)
$20.00/sample. Solid samples only. Includes;
𝛿D and 𝛿18O
glass fiber filters
It is recommended that an electric pump be used to filter water in order to ensure an adequate amount of material is collected.
Please send several blank filters (2 for every 30).
There is no guarantee for data generated from glass fiber filter papers.
$6.00/sample for homogeneous dry ground tissue.
$8.00/sample for any samples that require sub-sampling (e.g. feathers, fur, fins, and scales).
Please add an additional $5.00/sample if grinding is needed.
NOTE: samples need to be ground into a homogeneous sample in order for us to run them.
NOTE: It is the responsibility of the client to ensure that 'fresh' samples submitted for drying are contained in oven-safe vials. Furthermore, if fresh samples are sent in vials taller than 8cm, the sample will be transferred into glass scintillation vials at the client's expense.
This includes any treatment of samples prior to oven-drying (e.g. decanting ethanol and rinsing samples with distilled water, moving frozen samples into glass scintillation vials, dissections, etc.)
$10.00/sample for lipid extractions and/or acid treatment
Additional charges may be applied to samples not meeting required submission standards.
Discount pricing may be applied to bulk orders (5% for 200+ samples, 10% for 500+ samples and 15% for 2000+samples).
Carbon and nitrogen isotopic ratios are simultaneously derived during sample analysis. Hence, the price per sample includes both isotopes (unless the C:N dictates separate analysis).
All stable isotope analyses requiring a legal contract will be subject to a 15% overhead charge. This overhead will cover the additional administrative costs as per the partnership agreement between the University of New Brunswick (UNB) and the Stable Isotope in Nature Laboratory (SINLAB).