CARO Edmonton is Now Accredited for SOIL TESTING!

Posted on August 26, 2021

Have you heard what is arguably CARO’s most exciting update this year?

Our Edmonton laboratory is now CALA accredited for soil testing in Alberta! These additional services complement our existing water testing capabilities, providing a one-stop-shop experience for all your environmental testing needs. This has been months (maybe even years!) in the making, and we are so excited to show you what we can do!

Our New Tests

CARO Edmonton now offers hydrocarbon testing, particle size, heavy metals, PAHs, and organics testing for soil. This includes organics testing for hydrocarbons, tier-one metals, petroleum hydrocarbons, volatile organic hydrocarbons, and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs).

In addition to our new soil testing capabilities, we have always offered a comprehensive list of water testing methods via our Alberta laboratory, which has been serving private and public sector clients in the province for over twenty years. These capabilities include general chemistry, microbiology, aquatic toxicity (LC50/LT50, LT20 and gene expression in collaboration with our partners at U of A), as well as testing for metals, organics, and inorganics.

With a focus on maximizing laboratory efficiency, our team is pleased to offer quick TATs and competitive rush options, keeping you ahead of the curve on even the most time-sensitive projects. Learn more about the rush services, among the many other benefits of working with CARO, here.

If you are interested in seeing how CARO can assist you in your next sampling project, contact one of our amazing Client Service Scientists today (here) to chat about your needs and/or obtain a quote.
You will definitely be glad you did!

The CARO Difference

CARO is excited to bring our energetic and engaged approach to testing, in Alberta. We are dedicated to being your big-picture sidekicks, and always working hard to ensure we have great chemistry. But what does that all mean?

We Are Your Big Picture Sidekicks: the Robin to your Batman, Dr. Watson to your Sherlock Holmes. Making the World Safer and Healthier is no easy mission, and our team of dedicated project managers will help with every step of the sampling and results process. Our team is trained to understand the needs of our clients in the field so that we can anticipate challenges BEFORE they happen, and, help you to resolve them in a quick and effective manner. We are also equipped with the latest tools and knowledge relating to testing best practices, sample collection, analysis, and results delivery, to ensure a smooth laboratory experience. By understanding your project as being more than just a jar of soil or a bottle of water, we provide the appropriate tools and guidance to make your project a success. Think of our team as your laboratory control center – give us a call at any point during your project for help, with anything from sampling to data interpretation.

We’ve Got Chemistry: We figure the more our clients enjoy working with us, the more likely they are to continue to give us opportunities to support them and to share our information with their friends and colleagues. Our charismatic scientists work hard to ensure that all our clients feel heard and understood and that they are never afraid to approach us with a question or challenge. Communication is the key to a successful sampling program, and we strive to keep the communication channels open and accessible to all levels of technical staff. Not only do we now offer a complete scope of testing for contaminated site investigations, but we have also made using CARO even more convenient!

How do I get started? 

To create your online account with CARO, start here!
If you’re not sure if CARO is the right laboratory for you, you can always reach us here; we would love to show you what we can do! Sharing is caring, so if a colleague or friend is in need of a big-picture sidekick, please do not hesitate to pass our information along. We will make you proud to have shared our lab with them!


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