Standard Rates for Analysis of Archaeological and Geological Specimens by Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS)

(Effective June 2012)


Sample Matrix Charge Minimum Charge
Characterization of sample surfaces by laser-ablation ICP-MS 500$/day 500$
Bulk characterization by microwave digestion ICP-MS 1000$/day 1000$
Standard rates per sample for laser ablation ICP-MS. Charges are based on a daily rate. Depending on the sample matrix, the number of elements, and the amount of effort for sample preparation and cleanup of the system after the analysis is completed, the number of samples possible by laser ablation ICP-MS in a single day will range from 25 to 75 samples.

Analysis by ICP-MS may require substantial sample preparation and customized procedures. As such, the rate for analyses by ICP-MS are determined on a project-by-project basis.

If you are interested in conducting a project using ICP-MS, please contact the laboratory directly to discuss pricing options.