Welcome to the Research Analytical Laboratory

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The Lab is closed on Monday, July 4th.

COVID-19 Updates - masks recommended but not required.

The Research Analytical Laboratory is open for business, Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 4:30pm! 

Mail or ship your samples to us, utilize the drop-box outside the north door of our building during business hours, or place it on the table outside the office in the hallway. No cardboard boxes.

If you have perishable samples or time-sensitive work that needs to be completed, 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.

ROAD CONSTRUCTION on the St. Paul Campus
No driving along Cleveland between Como and Buford.  Buford, Folwell, Gortner and Cleveland (north of Buford) are open. Up to date information is at  https://pts.umn.edu/Construction-Work-Impacts-Gortner-Cleveland-Rollins-Avenues

Price Adjustments

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

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