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Comprehensive Price List

PAYMENT: The CAIS accepts checks, bank wire transfers and major credit cards (VISA, Master Card, Discover Card and American Express). Checks MUST be drawn on a U.S. Bank, in U.S. dollars, and made payable to the Center for Applied Isotope Studies. For invoices paid by bank wire transfer, only one wire transfer fee will apply even if multiple invoices are paid. Contact CAIS Business Manager Angela McLendon for further information:
awmclen@uga.edu (706) 542-1395.

TURNAROUND TIMES: All turnaround times quoted are in calendar days, EXCEPT RUSH JOBS which are in business days. Call ahead for turnaround times for sample quantities exceeding 30. Call ahead for rush jobs requiring less than the specified number of days for a rush sample.

PRICING: Prices may vary for non-profit vs. commercial entities. Non-profit entities include universities, museums, federal, state or local governments. All prices are current as of January 1, 2014.

VOLUME DISCOUNTS: If you have a large radiocarbon dating project, Volume Discounts may be available. Contact Jeff Speakman (706) 542-1395 for additional information.

SAMPLE SUBMISSION: Include a sample submission form with your package, specifying the analyses required, the contact name and address for the invoice, and the contact name and address for the results. Please package samples carefully so that they are not lost to spillage or breakage in trasit. If you have prepaid for samples, you must include the Invoice # assigned on all paperwork submitted, and as a part of the shipping address.


C-14: Radiocarbon Dating by Accelerator Mass Spectrometry
Analysis
Material Submitted Submitter
Cost per Sample
Standard (2-4 weeks)
Cost per Sample
Rush (7 days)
14C and d13C Standard Sample*
(rec. quantity 2-5 mg)
Commercial $525 $850
Non profit $475 $800
14C and d13C Prepared Sample (e.g., collagen)
Commercial $450 $610
Non profit $400 $560
14C and d13C CO2 Gas
Commercial $350 $470
Non profit $300 $420
14C Graphite
(Call in advance)
Commercial $250 $320
Non profit $150 $250


*Note: Sample preparation charges are included (except for bone - $50 extra).

 
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C-14: Radiocarbon Dating by Liquid Scintillation Counting
Analysis
  Material Submitted    Submitter
Cost per Sample
Standard (2-4 weeks)
Cost per Sample
Rush (7 days)
   14C and d13C
Standard Sample* (rec quantity 2-5 g C)
  Commercial $385 $550
  Non profit $350 $500


 C-14: Biobased Product Testing (by ASTM 6866-11)
Analysis
Method
Sample Type
or Size
Cost per Sample
Standard (2-4 wks)
Cost per Sample
Rush (7 days)
Cost per Sample
Rush (4 days)
   14C and d13C
Accelerator Mass
Spectronomy
-
$450
$750
$950
   14C and d13C
Liquid Scintillation
Counting
2-5g C
$300
$450
$650


 Natural Products Authenticity Testing
Analysis
Method
Sample Type
or Size
Cost per Sample
Standard (2-4 wks)
Cost per Sample
Rush (7 days)
Cost per Sample
Rush (4 days)
14C and d13C
  Organic
Compounds
2-10g C
$260
$450$650
14C and d13C,
dD
  Organic
Compounds
2-10g C
$325
$540$750
14C and d13C
Small Samples
(requiring AMS)
2-10g C
$260
$450$650


Stable Isotope Ratio Analyses
Analysis
Material
Recommended
Quantity
Cost
d13C
Organic Compounds 20 mg C $40
d13C and dD
Organic Compounds20 mg C$60
d13C and d15N
Organic Compounds 20 mg C $60
d13C and d18O
Carbonates 100 mg $50
d18O and dD
  Water 5 ml $40
dD
  Water   5 ml $40
d13C on bioapatite
Bones and Teeth  5 g$75
d13C on collagen
Bones and Teeth  5 g$75
d13C and d15N on collagen
Bones and Teeth    5 g$120
d13C on bioapatite;
d13C and d15N on collagen
Bones and Teeth  5 g$160
d13C on bioapatite;
d13C and d15N on collagen;
plus AMS dating
Bones and Teeth
5 g
$625 Non-Profit
$675 Commercial
C/N ratio
Bones and Teeth
5 g
$20
87Sr/86Sr ratioBones and Teeth
5 g
$300


H-3 Low-Level Tritium
Analysis
MDC Cost
Low-Level 3H Measurement 2-3 TU $245


 Alpha Beta Screening
Analysis
MDL Cost
222Rn in water
16 pCi/L$125
Alpha Screen
16 pCi/L$125
Alpha Screen
30 pCi/L$125


 Gamma Spectroscopy
Analysis
Count Time Cost
Sample Preparation and Count
12,000 sec (200 minutes)$250
Low Level Preparation and Count
28,800 sec (480 minutes)$300


 Food Product Certfications
Product
Count Time:
LS Counting
Count Time:
Gamma Spectroscopy
Cost
Poultry Products
6,000 sec (100 minutes)12,000 sec (200 minutes)
     $1000
Other Food Products
6,000 sec (100 minutes)12,000 sec (200 minutes)Call for price




 XRF Analysis
Analysis
Elements Analyzed Cost
Major Elements
by Li-borate Fusion
Na, Mg, Al, Si, P,
K, Ca, Ti, Mn, Fe
$40 per
group ($500
min.)
Trace elements
by pressed pellet
Routine analysis of
V, Cr, Ni, Cu, Zn,
Rb, Sr, Y, Zr, Nb,
Ba, Th, Ce, La, Pb
$35 per
group ($500
min.)
Non-destructive
obsidian analysis
Mn, Fe, Zn, Ga, Rb,
Sr, Y, Zr, Nb, Th
  $25 ($200
  minimum)
Obsidian source
samples
-
  No charge
Non-destructive
analysis of rhyolite,
slate, basalt,
and other rocks
Mn, Fe, Zn, Ga, Rb,
Sr, Y, Zr, Nb, Th
$25 ($200
minimum)
Non-destructive
analysis of rhyolite,
slate, basalt,
and other rocks
All elements
$50 ($200
minimum)
Metals/alloys
 
-
$35 ($200
minimum)
Aerosol particulate
filters
 
 Coming soon
ROHS/WEE
 
Coming soon
Crushing, sieving,
or LOI
Also available: As,
Ga, Hf, Mo, S, Sn,
and U, but virtually
any element from Na
to U can be analyzed.
Call
Non-destructive Ba
determination in obsidian
rhyolite, slate, basalt,
and other rocks
Add $5
Ceramics
not submitted
as powder
 
 Add $10
Glazed Ceramics
not submitted
as powder
 
 Add $10
Rebagging (more than
one artifact included
in a bag)
$5 a bag
Washing dirty samples
 Add $10
Whiteout removal
 
 Add $10
Overnight FedEx/UPS
 
$30
Rapid turnaround (10
business days or less)
 
Add 30%


All turnaround times quoted are in calendar days, EXCEPT RUSH JOBS which are in business days.



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