Price List

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PRICE LIST
PhycoTech, Inc. reserves the right to refuse improperly collected or leaking samples.
Normal processing time is 14-16 weeks.
4 week expedite: $62.00/sample; 72 Hour expedite: $121.00/sample (Must call ahead for availability before sending samples). 
Prices are per sample unless otherwise noted. One Sample = One Bottle 
Phytoplankton Analysis
Prices include 3 HPMA archival slides/sample. Species counts do not include acid cleaning.
Please specify if you want acid cleaning for diatom identifications to the species level for an additional $129.00 per sample.
Many common, planktonic diatoms are easily speciated without acid cleaning.
Calculation Level With Biovolume Calculations Without Biovolume Calculations
Species Count $392.00 $284.00
Genus Count $260.00 $185.00
Division Count N/A $178.00
Relative Count to Species N/A $284.00
Relative Count to Genus N/A $185.00
Phytoplankton Analysis Targeted for Algal Blooms
Faster Turn Around time - please call for more information and process times.
NOTE: Prices are for Freshwater Samples only.  Please call for pricing on marine samples.
Calculation Level With 3 HPMA Slides Without HPMA Slides
Rapid Assay: Qualitative Species (when possible) Assay weighted for Biovolume $199.00 $134.00
Toxic/Bloom Scan, One Species $142.00 N/A
Semi-Automated IFCB Algal Analysis
Semi-automated imaging flow cytometry using a classifier model trained by Dr. Ann St. Amand (~ 140 classes and species groups including HAB taxa).  
72 hour turn time for live and glutaraldehyde preserved samples (call for availability). Currently freshwater samples only.
Sample Type Live Preserved
IFCB (Imaging FlowCytobot) $110 $120
Periphyton Analysis
Prices include 3 HPMA slides/sample.  
Samples that require the removal of periphyton from substrate (i.e. rocks, sticks, etc.) are subject to an additional charge of $37.00 per sample.
Calculation Level With Biovolume Calculations Without Biovolume Calculations
Species Count (All periphyton counts to the species level for diatoms include acid cleaning and at least three Naphrax mounts.) $711.00 $607.00
Genus Count $356.00 $285.00
Division Count N/A $215.00
Sediment Core Diatoms N/A $857.00
Sediment Core Akinetes N/A $178.00
Diatom count to species or below for diversity purposes Please Inquire - Based on time or taxa encountered, not counting threshold. 
Zooplankton Analysis
Zooplankton counts include report and raw data file ( multiple formats available) and optically clear permanent slides (one per sample).
Counts reported as animals/L. Please contact us before sending Marine Samples.
Charges for the analysis remain the same as what is requested even in the event no zooplankton or adult male copepods are found in the sample.
Zooplankton prices are based on one (1) slide per sample, if the samples are Daphnid dominated, we suggest going to three (3) slides at an additional cost of $64/sample.
Please specify 1 or 3 slides when requesting a quote, unless 3 slides are specified, we will base zooplankton counts and pricing on 1 slide.
Calculation Level With Biomass Estimates Without Biomass Estimates
Species Count (Copepods require Adult Males) $277.00 $222.00
Genus Count (Copepods require Adult Males) $229.00 $189.00
Zebra Mussel Veligers (no permanent slides, SR counts only, 10 Chambers) $221.00 $206.00
Archiving
Permanent Microscope Slide Mounts   Price Per Sample
Slide mount only, (HPMA, 3 slides per sample)   $142.00
Naphrax diatom mount (3 slides per sample)   $185.00
Zooplankton permanent slide   $129.00
Digital Photography
Per Image   $37.00
Identifications, Data & Graphical Analysis
Price per hour (1 hour minimum)   $350.00
Biomass - reported in mg or g
Dry Weight Per Sample   $49.00
Dry Weight/Ash-Free Dry Weight Per Sample   $74.00
Miscellaneous Services
Service   Price Per Sample
Macroinvertebrate Family Count   $511.00
Bacteria - Total Counts (DAPI Method)   $180.00
Culturing (Per Taxon)   $511.00
Chlorophyll-A   $108.00
Microcystin Toxin Stick Test (Recreational, 0-10 mg/L)   $61.00