For convenience and to improve turnaround time, a sample submittal Form (Request for Analysis) can be filled out on-line or downloaded and e-mailed. Orientation for new clients will provide all the necessary steps in filling out the form. If you need to ensure proper chain-of-custody documentation, use our Chain-of-Custody Record instead of the Request for Analysis and submit the completed form with your samples.
Please ensure all samples are identified clearly with sample numbers. This can be accomplished with waterproof ink on the sample bags or with sample tags in the sample bags. Turnaround time will be improved by packaging samples in order, neatly in shipping containers and providing an accurate sample list, with a hard copy with the shipment and an electronic copy sent by e-mail. Sample submissions poorly labelled or packaged, or having incomplete or no submission sheets may not be processed until adequate written instructions are received from the client and may incur additional sorting charges. If requested, Actlabs can advise on sampling protocols for your field program.
- Please refer to Actlabs Locations for the shipping and email address of your nearest Actlabs facility. For most efficient delivery, we recommend the use of couriers, or transport companies for heavier shipments
- All soils and/or vegetation samples from outside Canada being sent to Canada for analysis should be sent to Ancaster, Ontario or Kamloops, BC. Refer to Actlabs Locations for complete shipping address.