POV: Trying CARO’s Environmental Lab in Alberta for the First Time

Posted on August 25, 2023

In the dynamic world of environmental testing, finding a reliable lab is essential for businesses and organizations seeking high quality, accurate results. Cue CARO’s environmental lab in Alberta. Over the last several years CARO’s lab in Edmonton has expanded in more ways than one – including new testing capabilities, a new self-serve online portal to streamline data management, and of course more charismatic scientists eager to help serve you! Let’s take a look at what your first time working with CARO could look like:

Finding ‘Just the Right’ TestEnvironmental Lab in Alberta

Unlike Goldy Locks on her hunt for the perfect bed, you can skip the trial-and-error process of finding the perfect lab and go straight to CARO’s environmental lab in Alberta for top-notch analytical services for a variety of operational sectors. In 2021, CARO’s Edmonton lab obtained CALA accreditation for soil testing to complement our existing water testing capabilities, providing a one-stop-shop experience for all your environmental testing needs, including:

  • Hydrocarbon testing (F1-F4 fractions)
  • Particle size assessments
  • Heavy metals (Tier One)
  • Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs)
  • Volatile Organic Hydrocarbons (VOCs)
  • …and much more!

In addition to our soil testing capabilities, we have always offered a comprehensive catalogue of water testing methods via the Edmonton laboratory, which has been serving private and public sector clients in Alberta for over twenty years. These capabilities include:

  • General chemistry
  • Microbiology
  • Aquatic toxicity (LC50/LT50, LT20)
  • Gene expression (in collaboration with our partners at U of A), as well as testing for metals, organics, and inorganics.

Sign Up for Complete Visibility on Your Project

If you’re a business client looking to work with CARO, our new online portal, CCI, will have everything you need to ensure your first project at CARO’s environmental lab in Alberta runs smoothly. From start to finish you can rely on the CCI through every stage of your project:

Step 1: Ordering Containers: You can place bottle orders and add in any other supplies you may need directly in the CCI. If you’re worried you won’t know what you need to include in your order, our handy Sample Handling Guide is provided, which includes all the details around sample requirements for our core tests.

Step 2:  Collecting your samples: The CCI works on all devices, including your smartphone. This makes it easy for field staff to access the eCOC feature and submit their chain of custody information completely electronically.

Step 3: Tracking your Samples: From received, to processing, to in progress, to completed, you can see where your samples are, every step of the way!

Step 4: Receive your Reports & Invoices: With the CCI it’s easier than ever to get your reports. Reports and invoices can be downloaded directly from the platform, with a multi-field search option so you can pull up any reports in seconds.

Be Ready for a Charismatic Welcoming

At our environmental lab in Alberta, we’re not just about results; we’re about supporting the bigger picture.  Our team is attuned to every twist and turn that may come your way as you navigate the world of environmental monitoring, and we ensure that every account is properly supported with not just one but TWO (or more!) direct contacts, so you never feel like you’re alone.   We also try to keep it light and create an experience that will leave you with a smile or even a chuckle after a long day in the field.  It’s all part of our commitment to ‘Having Great Chemistry’, and being reliable ‘Big Picture Sidekicks.


So, are you still asking yourself why CARO?

See for yourself!  Visit our lab, shoot us an email, or give us a call to learn more about how CARO Edmonton can support your next project.


Richmond, British Columbia

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Richmond, BC, V6V 2K9, Canada
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