Our Services

PhycoTech, Inc. specializes in the analysis of lake, reservoir, stream, well, and marine samples for suspended and attached algae and zooplankton. We also provide algal analysis for fish and macroinvertebrate guts, as well as diatom and akinete composition in sediment cores. We have been providing high quality aquatic sample analysis for over 27 years with Dr. St. Amand having over 32 years experience in the field. Our customers vary from governmental agencies, private industry and universities, to lake owners associations and individuals concerned about local water quality. PhycoTech has processed over 41,500 biological samples to date.

PhycoTech is the only commercial lab in North America to utilize a unique proprietary permanent mounting technique. These mounts allow you to get further data at a later date, as well as maintain a permanent archive of the sample that is easily stored, maintains fluorescence, and does not degrade with time. Permanent algal mounts allow archiving of diatoms and soft algae. Zooplankton mounts are stained and then permanently mounted for easier identification.


PhycoTech 2020 Holidays

There are times when our office staff are in the field, teaching or learning, and are not available to receive shipments, run samples, send data or be available for returned calls and emails.

Please call ahead if you need IFCB samples or other rush services. We will not be able to receive samples on the following dates: 

January 1, 2020 New Years Day - Office Closed
March 3, 2020 Science Olympiad Regionals - Office Closed
April 10-12, 2020 Easter - Office Closed
April 22, 2020 Outreach Event - Office Closed
May 5 & 7, 2020 Outreach Event - Office Closed
May 25, 2020 Memorial Day - Office Closed
July 3-5, 2020  Independence Day - Office Closed
September 2, 2020 HAB Meeting Toledo, OH - Office Closed
September 7, 2020 Labor Day - Office Closed
November 16-20, 2020 NALMS - Office Closed - See you there!
November 26-29 Thanksgiving - Office Closed
December 24-25 Christmas - Office Closed
December 31, 2020 New Years Eve - Limited staffing, please call ahead