Cost of Analysis

These prices are on a per sample basis and should only be used as a guide. Actual prices will vary according to region, analytical methods used, etc. Prices will also vary depending on the quantity of samples submitted and arrangements made with individual laboratories. All prices are listed in Canadian Dollars and are applicable to soil and water samples unless specified.

Inorganic Compounds

CompoundAverage price range per sample ($ CAD)
Ammonia (N-NH3)15 - 30 CAD
Arsenic (As)20 - 40 CAD
Asbestos15 - 50 CAD
Available Bromide (Br-)10 - 40 CAD
Available Cyanide (CN-)20 - 50 CAD
Available Fluoride (F-)10 - 45 CAD
Carbonate (C032-)10 - 30 CAD
Chloride (Cl-)10 - 35 CAD
Ferrous Iron (Fe 2+)20 - 55 CAD
Heavy Metals (Cd, Cr, Cu, Ni, Pb, Zn)35 - 100 CAD
Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S) - soil50 - 100 CAD
Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S) - water20 - 60 CAD
Mercury (Hg)15 - 50 CAD
Metals IPC-MS (Al, Ag, As, Ba, Cd, Cr, Co, Cu, Mn, Mo, Ni, Pb, Se, Sb, Zn)50 - 130 CAD
Nitrate (N-NO3-)10- 35 CAD
Nitrite - Nitrate (NO22- + NO3-)15 - 65 CAD
Nitrite (N-NO22-)10 - 30 CAD
Sulfate (SO42-)10 - 35 CAD
Total Cyanide (CN-)20 - 60 CAD
Total Iron (Fe)15 - 60 CAD
Total Kjeldahl Nitrogen (TKN)20 - 50 CAD
Total Phosphorus (PO4)20 - 30 CAD
Total Sulfur (S)20 - 60 CAD


Microbiology

CompoundAverage price range per sample ($ CAD)
Enumeration of the total heterotrophic bacterial population and the specific bacterial population - soil20 - 100 CAD
Enumeration of the total heterotrophic bacterial population and the specific bacterial population - water10 - 50 CAD
Total Coliforms or Fecal Coliforms or E. Coli - water20 - 50 CAD
Total Coliforms or Fecal Coliforms or E. Coli - soil20 - 100 CAD


Organic Compounds

CompoundAverage price range per sample ($ CAD)
BTEX (Benzene, Toluene, Ethylbenzene and Xylenes)50 - 200 CAD
Chlorinated Phenols100 - 300 CAD
Formaldehyde130 - 200 CAD
Glycol 50 - 150 CAD
MTBE (Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether)30 - 120 CAD
Non-chlorinated Phenols20 - 50 CAD
PCB Aroclors (Polychlorinated Biphenyls)60 - 150 CAD
PCB Congeners (Polychlorinated Biphenyls)1000 - 1300 CAD
Pesticides300 - 700 CAD
SVOC (Semivolatile Organic Compounds)300 - 600 CAD
THH (Total Halogen Hydrocarbons)60 - 150 CAD
THM (Trihalomethane)50 - 150 CAD
VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds)60 - 200 CAD


Petroleum Hydrocarbons

CompoundAverage price range per sample ($ CAD)
Extractable Petroleum Hydrocarbons (C10-C32)50 - 175 CAD
LEPH/HEPH (Light and Heavy Extractable Petroleum Hydrocarbons (C10-C19 and C19-C32) with PAH corrections)150 - 250 CAD
PAHs70 - 200 CAD
Petroleum Hydrocarbons (C10-C50)50 - 150 CAD
TEH (Total Extractable Hydrocarbons (C11-C40 or C11-C60))50 - 120 CAD
TPH F1-F4 (Total Petroleum Hydrocarbon Fraction 1 to Fraction 4)100 - 200 CAD
TVH (Total Volatile Hydrocarbons)50 - 120 CAD
VPH (Volatile Petroleum Hydrocarbons)50 - 100 CAD


Other parameters

CompoundAverage price range per sample ($ CAD)
Alkalinity10 - 50 CAD
BOD5 (Biological Oxygen Demand)20- 50 CAD
CEC (Cation Exchange Capacity)20- 90 CAD
COD (Chemical Oxygen Demand)20 - 50 CAD
Conductivity5 - 25 CAD
pH5 - 15 CAD
Soil Particle Analysis/Granulometry15 - 50 CAD
Soil Water Content5 - 15 CAD
Soil/Water Absorption Coefficient (Kd) 50 - 75 CAD
Suspended Solids10 - 40 CAD
TOC (Total Organic Carbon)25 - 80 CAD
Turbidity10 - 35 CAD