RAPID HAB TESTING

Complete Harmful Algal Bloom Analysis

1) See a Bloom

2) Send Us Samples

3) Get Rapid Results

Photo Credit: McLane Labs

Available Services

  • IFCB HAB Taxa Only
  • $115 - $135 / sample
  • Live or Preserved Samples
  • 24 to 72 hr turn-around
  • No Supplies Included
  • Shipping Not Included
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  • Rapid HAB Kit
  • $250 / sample
  • Live Samples
  • 24 hr turn-around
  • All Supplies Included
  • Free Shipping
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  • IFCB All Taxa
  • $150 - $160 / sample
  • Live or Preserved Samples
  • 1 week turn-around
  • No Supplies Included
  • Shipping Not Included
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Meet Phebe

PhycoTech's Imaging FlowCytobot

 

~ Samples are run through our Imaging FlowCytobot (IFCB, McLane Research Labs) which captures images of particles as they pass through a flow-cell. Algal images are then identified using an automated classifier (and reviewed by trained staff)

 

~ Live algal samples provide the best results, but we will also accept samples preserved in glutaraldehyde. IFCB data is semi-quantitative; this method has the most utility comparing dominant taxa groups, functional classes, and thresholds of critical water quality indicators.