Important Notes

  • PhycoTech, Inc. reserves the right to refuse improperly collected or leaking samples.
  • Normal processing time is 14-16 weeks.
  • 4 week expedite: $69.00/sample; 72 Hour expedite: $137.00/sample (Must call ahead for availability before sending samples).
  • Prices are per sample unless otherwise noted. One Sample = One Bottle

 

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  • Price includes three (3) HPMA slides per sample. Species counts do not include acid cleaning.
  • Although many common, planktonic diatoms are easily speciated without acid cleaning, please specify if you want to include acid cleaning for diatom identifications to the species level ($143/sample)
  • Algal counts include report, raw data file, and optically clear permanent slides. Units available are cells/mL and natural units/mL
  • Analysis price includes report and raw data file only. Interpretations, extensive explanations, and modifications to the initial report are billed at $389/hour (minimum 1 hour)
 
Calculation Level With Biovolume Without Biovolume
Species Count $438 $318
Genus Count $291 $207
Division Count - $199
Relative Count to Species - $318
Relative Count to Genus - $207
  • Rapid assay is a qualitative species (when possible) assay weighted for biovolume
 
Calculation Level With HPMA Slides Without HPMA Slides
Rapid Assay $223 $156
Toxic/Bloom Scan; One Species $159 -
  • Prices include three (3) HPMA slides/sample. Counts to the species level include acid cleaning and Naphrax mounts.
  • Samples that require the removal of periphyton from substrate are subject to an additional charge of $42/sample
  • Counts include 400 NU to total algal threshold and 500 valve count
 
Calculation Level With Biovolume Without Biovolume
Species Count $792 $677
Genus Count $398 $319
Division Count - $240
Sediment Core Diatoms - $956
Sediment Core Akinetes - $291
Diatom count to species or below for diversity purposes Please inquire – based on time or taxa encountered, not counting threshold
  • All semi-automated samples are processed using the Imaging Flow Cytobot (IFCB)
  • MUST CALL FOR AVAILABILITY! Turn-around times dependent on availability and number of samples received.
  • Samples are identified to the functional class and species group level, including HAB taxa
  • Natural unit (NU/mL) and cell (cells/mL) concentrations are provided, along with biovolume
  • We cannot guarantee turnaround time for samples preserved with Lugol’s
  • Currently accepting freshwater samples only
  • Price includes summary report and raw data file
 
Analysis Type Live Preserved (Lugol's)
HAB Only: 24-hour $145 $165
HAB Only: 72-hour $125 $145
Full Assemblage: 1-week $170 $190
Full Assemblage: 1-month $155 $175
Emergency Concerns Please contact for availability
  • Each kit includes all required materials to properly collect and return an algal sample
  • Three (3) samples can be collected per kit (with the addition of two (2) additional bottles
  • The HAB Kit is shipped to customer via standard group shipping and includes an overnight return shipping label. The express version of the kit includes overnight shipping to the customer
  • Samples are processed using the Imaging Flow Cytobot (IFCB)
  • Samples are identified to the functional class and species group level, including HAB taxa
  • Natural unit (NU/mL) and cell (cells/mL) concentrations are provided, along with biovolume
  • Price includes summary report and raw data file
 
Kit Type Base Price Additional Bottles
HAB Kit $263 $154
HAB Kit Express $388 $154
Full Assemblage Kit: 1-week $298 $189
  • Price based on one (1) slide per sample. If samples are Daphnid dominated, we suggest analyzing three (3) slides at an additional cost of $72/sample. Please specify 1 or 3 samples when requesting a quote. Unless specified, we base zooplankton counts and pricing on 1 slide
  • Zooplankton counts include report and raw data file and optically clear permanent slides (one per sample)
  • Counts reported as animals/L.
  • Please contact us before sending marine samples
  • For additional identification levels, please contact us
 
Calculation Level With Biomass Without Biomass
Species Count (Copepods require adult males) $309 $248
Genus Count (Copepods require adult males) $257 $212
Zebra Mussel Veligers (no permanent slides, SR counts only, 10 Chambers) $247 $230
Service Price
Dry Weight Per Sample $55
Dry Weight/Ash-Free Dry Weight Per Sample $83
Serice Price
Slide mount only - HPMA; three (3) slides per sample $159
Naphrax diatom mount - Three (3) slides per sample $207
Zooplankton mount - HPMA; one (1) slide per sample $144
Service Price
Digital Photography (per image) $41
Identifications, Data Analysis, and Visualizations (minimum one hour) $389/hr
Culturing (per taxon) $569
Chlorophyll a $121
Macroinvertebrate Family Count $168
Bacteria Total Counts (DAPI Method) $201
Microcystin Toxin Stick Test - Recreational, 0-10 mg/L $69