Request for Analysis


By taking care to follow the procedure outlined below, you can avoid unnecessary delays and problems in the handling of your samples

CAL’s Request for Analysis form is available for download in PDF format for Adobe Reader. Alternatively, Request for Analysis forms can be emailed or faxed upon request. Complete all information requested on this form.

To ensure prompt and correct handling of your samples, please attach a completed Request for Analysis Form with your samples (note one form per sample).

Provide approximate percentage values for the sample elements and identify any interfering elements, as well as specify the detection limits required. When desired, please specifically request trace analyses, as different sample sizes, procedures, and pricing may apply. If repeat analyses are required due to lack of information, extra charges will apply.

Laboratory Results for all levels of service are emailed directly to the client.

For instructions concerning sample size, shipping, and pricing please contact us at (416) 286-3332 or Toll Free (877) 246-9107

You may order analytical services by submitting the following:

You may order analytical services by submitting the following:
  • Your samples
  • A completed Request for Analysis form or Sample Submission form
  • A written purchase order or credit card number
  • Specifications
  • Material Safety Data Sheet

Include a Material Safety Data Sheet with your sample submission if required, which is also available for download in PDF.

When you send a representative sample for analysis please specify instructions, such as whether the sample is to be grounded or dried.
Otherwise, the chemical composition of your samples can be affected.

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Range of Turnaround Options

CAL knows and understands our clients’ testing needs. We avoid unnecessary and time consuming steps. Our professionals are skilled at recognizing similarities between sample types and applying proven methodologies. This results in prompt, efficient turn-around times.

Regular Service is provided in approximately 5-7 business days (10 business days for complete monographs) from the date of sample receipt. Analysis completion time varies with the sample type, handling requirements, and tests requested.

48 hour RUSH Service is available on selected analyses at a 50 % surcharge (call for availability). Results are reported by fax as soon as they become available.

When requesting "RUSH" services, please use CAL "RUSH" labels on the outside of the shipping containers. Containers labeled "RUSH" are opened and processed before Regular Service packages.

Sample Delivery

CAL accepts samples by mail or courier to:

1060 Tapscott Road, Toronto, Ontario, M1X-1E7
Phone: (416) 286-3332
Fax: (416) 286-3885
Toll Free: (877) 246-9107

Sample deliveries are accepted Monday through Friday (except holidays), from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Samples received after 3:00 PM are processed the following business day.

Samples requiring special handling, treatment, or preparation may be subject to additional charges.

Repeat Analysis


If a repeat analysis is performed at the client's request and the results confirm the original results, the full price of both analyses will be charged. If repeat results differ significantly from the original findings, there will be no charge for the additional work. CAL reserves the right to review and evaluate costs of tests of multiple repeats.