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COVID-19 Updates

The Research Analytical Laboratory is open for business.  But due to COVID-19 safety measures, we are discouraging in-person sample hand-off.  Please mail or ship your samples to us, or utilize the drop-box which is deployed outside the north door of our building during business hours (8:00-4:30 Monday through Friday).  If you have perishable samples or time-sensitive work that needs to be completed, please email or call our office to arrange transfer ([email protected] / 612-625-3101)  (Email messages often result in fastest response.)  If we are forced to temporarily suspend operations, samples will be properly stored for future testing.

Price Adjustments

Every year in early July, we review our pricing to update it for the new fiscal year. Some prices may change. Any adjustments will be reflected on our website and our Analysis Request Sheets. Please contact us if you have any questions.

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