COVID-19 Notice: WE ARE OPEN AND OPERATING NORMALLY
Beta Analytic, as a laboratory, is considered an essential business under Florida's statewide Stay-at-Home Order. Taking the necessary measures to maintain employees' safety, we continue to operate and accept samples for analysis. Please contact us BEFORE sending your samples so we can recommend you the best way to proceed.
Note – Fees are inclusive of d13C and d18O measurements, quality assurance reports, calendar calibration when applicable, and 24/7 web access to past results and pending analyses.
Pretreatment – It is important to understand the pretreatment applied to samples since they directly affect the final result.
You are welcome to include specific instructions on pretreatment (e.g. light acid etch or no pretreatment at all) or reporting.
For modern studies – Δ14C values reported upon request.
For ancient studies – radiocarbon age corrected for marine reservoir effect.
Please indicate the currency, service requested (standard, priority or time guide), the number of samples and the billing address when requesting for an estimate or quotation. The lab’s standard turnaround time is 14 business days upon receipt in Miami, Florida. Faster services are also available – Priority (results reported in 6 business days) and Time Guide (results in 2-3 business days).
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Page last updated: February 2020