WATER, SOIL, AIR & FOOD TestingAnalytical Laboratory

Industry leading water testing, soil testing, soil analysis, and food testing capabilities.

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WATER TestingAnalytical Laboratory

Full service Canadian water quality chemistry specialists.

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SOIL TestingAnalytical Laboratory

Full service soil, sediment and compost analysis with industry leading detection limits.

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FOOD TestingAnalytical Laboratory

#1 Food Quality laboratory in Canada testing fruits, vegetables and honey for chemical residues.

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AIR TestingAnalytical Laboratory

Industry leading Air Quality Testing including Metals, PAHs, VOCs, Stack Emissions, Asbestos and more.

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CARO Analytical Services

CARO Analytical Services (CARO) is a Canadian based, full service analytical laboratory that provides testing services to public and private clients throughout North America. In operation for over 29 years, CARO specializes in providing general chemical analysis, microbiological analysis, food residue analysis, and contaminated site testing of soil vapour, drinking water, wastewater, water, vegetation, tissue, soil and sediments.  CARO is accredited to ISO17025 by the Canadian Association for Laboratory Accreditation (CALA).  CARO's client base ranges from health authorities, public utilities, government ministries, consultants, industry, businesses to private individuals. Our highly trained staff of chemists, microbiologists, technologists and customer service professionals have the expertise and experience to handle not only routine tests, but also specialized analyses to suit all our client needs.

  • Air Quality Testing

    Industry leading Air Quality Testing including Metals, PAHs, VOCs, Stack Emissions, Asbestos and more.

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  • Water Testing

    Water quality specialists including Metals, Bacteria, Pesticides, Drugs, Hormones, Hydrocarbons, Drinking Water Parameters and more.

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  • Soil Testing

    Soil analysis for Metals, Hydrocarbons, Volatiles, PAHs, Phenols, Glycols, Pesticides, PCBs, Bacteria, Nutrients, BART Testing and more.

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  • Food Testing

    Food quality testing for Pesticides, Neonicotinoids, Drugs, Hormones, Antibiotics, Yeast, Mould,   Coliforms, Water Activity, E.Coli, Salmonella, pH, and more.

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  • Other Services

    Asbestos, Concrete, Stack Testing, Swabs, Tissue, Sediment, Waste Discharge Permits, Equipment Rentals, Sampling Supplies, Well Water Testing, and more.

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What People Say About CARO

  • I have been working with CARO over the past 8 months and [our CARO Account Manager] has been extremely attentive, responsive, and helpful.  The best service from any lab I have received over the past year (especially on the back end).  

    - N
  • I switched to CARO many months ago and have not regretted it. CARO staff seem more organized than the previous lab I dealt with. I also really enjoy getting coolers that have little surprises inside (just received Halloween socks). Simple, inexpensive, and very thoughtful. I am sure I am not the only one that appreciates the little gestures. All of you managed to make receiving sample bottles fun. I can't wait to see what is inside the cooler next time.

    - Barb
  • Keep up with the Caro being fun & keep throwing it out there how local you guys are – we like that! - Gordon

  • I have dealt with many accredited labs throughout Canada; very impressed with service and accountability...Very friendly and welcoming. - J

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Water Basic Bacteria Test

There are a number of biological indicators that CARO can test for associated with drinking water.  This package gives a basic list of these concerns in your drinking water.

  1. Total Coliforms – Exist naturally in soil, water, and vegetation. Total C
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CARO NewsCARO Blog Post Entries

  • Super Summer Sample Submission Stretch

    12 Jul,2017

    ATTENTION ALL SAMPLE SUBMITTERS: We have something special for you! To our Heroes in the field, braving the elements to collect the best possible samples for analysis: We want to make your days a little easier this summer. From now until the end of August, we have extended our cutoff time to 6pm for all

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  • 5 Steps to Sampling Soil Vapour Right the First Time

    6 Jul,2017

    There are many reasons to look forward to summer. As an environmental lab, the arrival of warmer weather and longer days marks the beginning of “Soil Vapour Season”, which is a very exciting time at CARO! Proper sample collection in the field is key to collect a good sample the first time, especially for soil

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  • Soil Vapour Analysis Guarantee – All Summer Long!

    22 Jun,2017

    Since 2008, CARO has approached soil vapour with the objective of being industry technical leaders for air analysis. Staying true to this commitment to quality and innovation, we have accomplished our objective.  We are so confident in our services now that we are the only laboratory in Canada that is offering that analysis with a guarantee through

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  • Fourth EMA Win for CARO with Silt and Clay Concrete Remediation Project

    21 Jun,2017

    It is with great pleasure that we present to you our winning project, “EXPERIMENTS TO DETERMINE FEASIBILITY OF INCORPORATING A SILT/CLAY SOIL INTO A CONCRETE FOR REMEDIATION” from the 2017 EMA of BC Environmental Management Awards, held on June 15, 2017 in Vancouver, British Columbia. We were thrilled to bring home the golden man for the

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Join CARO Analytical Services

We foster a team-like environment where self-motivated individuals are empowered and given the opportunity to perform at their best. We want to continue developing a great culture at CARO and the process starts with who we add to our team.

If you don't see a job below that looks like a fit but you are really interested in joining our team, please send us an email and tell us why we should hire you! We are always for outstanding individuals to add to our growing organization.

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