Radio carbon dating cost
If at all possible retain a portion of each of your samples in the unlikely event of loss in shipment or in the laboratory.
C measurements in support of research into the carbon cycle and its links to climate.
This procedure is important for avoiding serious consequences involving contamination of your samples and our laboratory.
Check Swipe Protocol (C measurements can be provided at additional cost. and Canada, we recommend shipping by airmail, priority mail, or courier. Customs should be clearly labeled on outside pack "SCIENTIFIC SAMPLES - NO COMMERCIAL VALUE".
Specialized services such as pollen or foram picking or individual compound separation are not offered.
Researchers from other fields or submitters with fewer than ten samples are encouraged to contact other AMS facilities or commercial dating services: small batches or samples from other fields will be run by special arrangement only.
If you intend to send samples to us and there is any possibility that somebody could have used C tracer in your facility (even in the past) contact us first.
If necessary we will send you a monitoring kit for swiping your laboratory and suspect areas, to test for tracer contaminations.
The preferred minimum sample size for a C measurement is 1 mg carbon.
The sample sizes quoted in the table below will yield approximately this amount, if the samples are well preserved.