Carbon 14 dating fee
Note: Bone, Animal-based materials, and underweight samples that fail in pretreatment are assessed a partial fee for labor and consumables.Full service fees are assessed for these materials that fail analysis.C dating service is for samples yielding at least 0.5 mg of carbon after chemical pretreatment (often acid-alkali-acid treatment of organic material).
Very small samples (less than 300 mg) are analyzed by accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS).* Sample and sample pretreatment should be documented, if possible a picture should show the quality of the prepared sample.** To establish the quality of the sample preparation outside our laboratory these samples should be accompanied by • at least two background samples • one or two standard samples (e.g. These samples have to be prepared in the same laboratory in substantially the same way as the unknown samples and will be charged as regular samples.If all samples in a batch are unsuitable for dating, we reserve the right to charge an inspection fee of NZD50 plus the MPI fee of NZD35.^ Measured by CRDS (precision 0.3 per mil). Please read our pages on sample weight requirements, and if you are unsure about the suitability of your sample please contact us.