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Analytical Services and Price List

Revised 1/14/13.

Contact Tara Holitzki or analytic@hawaii.edu.

Nutrient Analysis

Water Samples - Analysis UH Hilo Rate, Per sample ($) Non-UH Hilo Rate, Per sample ($)
Nitrate+Nitrite $6.00 $8.00
Phosphate $6.00 $8.00
Silicates $6.00 $8.00
Ammonium $6.00 $8.00
Nitrite $6.00 $8.00
Total Phosphorus - persulfate oxidation $7.00 $9.00
Chloride $8.00 $10.00
Sulfate $8.00 $10.00

Total Organic Carbon/Total Nitrogen analyzer

Water Samples - Analysis UH Hilo Rate, Per sample ($) Non-UH Hilo Rate, Per sample ($)
Total Carbon (TC) $11.00 $16.00
Total Inorganic Carbon (TIC) $11.00 $16.00
Total Organic Carbon (TOC) $11.00 $16.00
Total Nitrogen (TN) $11.00 $16.00
Both TOC and TN $11.00 $16.00

Costech EA Carbon, Nitrogen Analyzer

Particulate Samples - Analysis: UH Hilo Rate, Per sample ($) Non-UH Hilo Rate, Per sample ($)
Total Carbon $6.00 $9.00
Total Nitrogen $6.00 $9.00
Carbon & Nitrogen $6.00 $9.00
Hydrogen or Sulfur $11.00 $14.00
Filters $12.00 $15.00
Sample grinding charge 1 $2.50 $2.50
Sample weighing charge 1 $1.00 $1.00
Filter preparation charge 1 $2.50 $2.50

Stable Isotopic Analysis (EA-IRMS)

Particulate samples only: UH Hilo Rate, Per sample ($) Non-UH Hilo Rate, Per sample ($)
Carbon (δ13C) $11.00 $16.00
Nitrogen (δ15N) $11.00 $16.00
Carbon & Nitrogen $11.00 $16.00
Sulfur (δ34S) $18.00 $23.00
GF/F Filters: Carbon & Nitrogen $20.00 $25.00

Stable Isotopic Analysis (TC/EA-IRMS)

Particulate samples only: UH Hilo Rate, Per sample ($) Non-UH Hilo Rate, Per sample ($)
Hydrogen (δD) $16.00 $20.00
Oxygen (δ18O) $15.00 $19.00

Stable Isotopic Analysis (Gasbench II-IRMS)

Water & Gas samples: UH Hilo Rate, Per sample ($) Non-UH Hilo Rate, Per sample ($)
Hydrogen (δD) $14.00 $18.00
Oxygen (δ18O) $14.00 $18.00
Carbon & Nitrogen (Gas) (δ13C)(δ15N) $20.00 $24.00

Elemental Analysis (ICP-OES)

Aqueous Samples: UH Hilo Rate, Per sample ($) Non-UH Hilo Rate, Per sample ($)
Per Sample (single element) $7.00 $11.00
Per Sample (2-6 elements) $11.00 $21.00
Per sample (7-12 elements) $21.00 $31.00
Solid Sample surcharge 1 $2.00 $3.00

Soil Analyses

Analytical Test UH Hilo Rate, Per sample ($) Non-UH Hilo Rate, Per sample ($)
pH and EC $6.00 $8.00
Soil Organic Matter (LOI) $6.00 $8.00
pH and extractable nutrients (Ca, Mg, K, Na) 1 $21.00 $31.00
Modified-Truog (MT) Extractable P 1 $10.00 $12.00
Exchangeable Al 1 $7.00 $11.00
Total C and Total N w/ encapsulation $7.00 $10.00
Ammonium, N (1M KCl) 1 $8.00 $10.00
Nitrate, N (1M KCl) 1 $8.00 $10.00
Ammonium, N (1M KCl w/ resin) 1 $9.00 $11.00
Nitrate, N (1M KCl w/ resin) 1 $9.00 $11.00
Orthophosphate, P (1M HCl w/ resin) 1 $8.00 $10.00
Brazilian Mehlich 1 (Cu, Mn, Zn) 1 $21.00 $31.00
Nitric acid digest-Arsenic (As) and other metals upon request 1 $30.00 $35.00

Other Services

Analytical Services UH Hilo Rate, Per sample ($) Non-UH Hilo Rate, Per sample ($)
Turbidity $5.00 $7.00
Alkalinity $6.00 $8.00
Total Suspended Solids $6.00 $8.00
Total Dissolved Solids $6.00 $8.00
Conductivity $6.00 $8.00
pH $6.00 $8.00
Chlorophyll a $7.00 $9.00
Ashing $5.00 $7.00
Acid-washing/per vial $1.00 $1.00
Plant extraction $2.00 $3.00
EPA 200.8 digestion $5.00 $7.00
Other soil digestions $7.00 $9.00
Sediment grinding $2.50 $2.50
Sediment acidification $3.50 $3.50
Total Coliform $15.00 $17.00
E. Coli $15.00 $17.00
Total Coliform and E. Coli $17.00 $19.00
Enterococcus $15.00 $17.00

  • Discounts available for large numbers of samples
  • Note: Brazilian Mehlich-1:10 soil to solution ratio extraction performed after 5 min shaking and by an overnight equilibration that provides better agronomic correlations in tropical soils
  • ~Rushed sample cost varies by requested test and turn around time. Contact the lab for estimate
  • Download a table of the methods we use as a PDF, Download this price list as a PDF

  1. Solid samples (soil, plants, fish) must be extracted. ↩︎ ↩︎ ↩︎ ↩︎ ↩︎ ↩︎ ↩︎ ↩︎ ↩︎ ↩︎ ↩︎ ↩︎ ↩︎ ↩︎