WATER, SOIL, AIR & FOOD TestingAnalytical Laboratory

Industry leading environmental and food testing capabilities.

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WATER TestingAnalytical Laboratory

Full service Canadian water quality chemistry specialists.

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SOIL TestingAnalytical Laboratory

Full service soil, sediment and compost analysis with industry leading detection limits.

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FOOD TestingAnalytical Laboratory

#1 Food Quality laboratory in Canada testing fruits, vegetables and honey for chemical residues.

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AIR TestingAnalytical Laboratory

Industry leading air testing capabilities including metals, PAHs and stack emissions.

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CARO Analytical Services

CARO Analytical Services (CARO) is a Canadian based, full service analytical laboratory that provides testing services to public and private clients throughout North America. In operation for over 29 years, CARO specializes in providing general chemical analysis, microbiological analysis, food residue analysis, and contaminated site testing of soil vapour, drinking water, wastewater, water, vegetation, tissue, soil and sediments.  CARO is accredited to ISO17025 by the Canadian Association for Laboratory Accreditation (CALA).  CARO's client base ranges from health authorities, public utilities, government ministries, consultants, industry, businesses to private individuals. Our highly trained staff of chemists, microbiologists, technologists and customer service professionals have the expertise and experience to handle not only routine tests, but also specialized analyses to suit all our client needs.

  • Air Testing

    Industry leading Air Testing including Metals, PAHs, VOCs, Stack Emissions, Asbestos and more.

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  • Water Testing

    Water quality specialists including Metals, Bacteria, Pesticides, Drugs, Hormones, Hydrocarbons, Drinking Water Parameters and more.

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  • Soil Testing

    Soil analysis for Metals, Hydrocarbons, Volatiles, PAHs, Phenols, Glycols, Pesticides, PCBs, Bacteria, Nutrients, BART Testing and more.

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  • Food Testing

    Food quality testing for Pesticides, Neonicotinoids, Drugs, Hormones, Antibiotics, Yeast, Mould,   Coliforms, Water Activity, E.Coli, Salmonella, pH, and more.

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  • Other Services

    Asbestos, Concrete, Stack Testing, Swabs, Tissue, Sediment, Waste Discharge Permits, Equipment Rentals, Sampling Supplies, and more.

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What People Say About CARO

  • I switched to CARO many months ago and have not regretted it. CARO staff seem more organized than the previous lab I dealt with. I also really enjoy getting coolers that have little surprises inside (just received Halloween socks). Simple, inexpensive, and very thoughtful. I am sure I am not the only one that appreciates the little gestures. All of you managed to make receiving sample bottles fun. I can't wait to see what is inside the cooler next time.

    - Barb
  • Keep up with the Caro being fun & keep throwing it out there how local you guys are – we like that! - Gordon

  • I have dealt with many accredited labs throughout Canada; very impressed with service and accountability...Very friendly and welcoming. - J

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Water Basic Bacteria Test

There are a number of biological indicators that CARO can test for associated with drinking water.  This package gives a basic list of these concerns in your drinking water.

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CARO NewsCARO Blog Post Entries

  • CARO’S 2016 HOLIDAY HOURS

    17 Nov,2016

      Please submit your milk and cookies on or before December 16th for regular turn-around time results in time for Christmas! *Please drop off microbiology samples before December 23rd Avoid making CARO’s “Naughty” List:  Due to incubation requirements, the following WQ parameters have special submission cut-off dates for the month of December: BOD                  

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  • Lead Testing in Drinking Water for BC Schools – Everything you need to know!

    4 Nov,2016

    Since our post on Lead in Drinking Water (here!) in the spring, we have had many analysis requests from schools across BC. This helpful step-by-step guide explains how to collect and submit your drinking water samples for the analysis of lead to CARO. WHY DO I NEED TO TEST? Health Authorities advise that an accredited,

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  • CARO Staff Donate more than 1500 Food Items for Local Food Banks in Week-long Competition

    31 Oct,2016

    If you have been following CARO’s social media lately (here) , you will have seen our special company initiative for the past few weeks: a high-stakes, company-wide food drive contest! It all started when a few of CARO’s scientists came across an article in their local newspaper (here) about BC’s Lower Mainland Food Bank being

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  • Interns are Investment in Canada’s Environmental Workforce

    12 Sep,2016

    CARO was recently featured on ECO Canada’s website, www.eco.ca, for our participation in their Environmental Youth Corps (EYC) program. This program helps new environmental science graduates establish their careers and provides employers access to emerging fresh talent. At CARO, we value investing in our employees in order to provide a value service to the community, and we feel fortunate

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Join CARO Analytical Services

We foster a team-like environment where self-motivated individuals are empowered and given the opportunity to perform at their best. We want to continue developing a great culture at CARO and the process starts with who we add to our team. Competitive compensation with challenging development opportunities allow our staff to develop solid and rewarding career paths. Preference will be given to members of professional associations such as ACPBC.

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Richmond, British Columbia

#110 – 4011 Viking Way
Richmond, BC, V6V 2K9, Canada
Phone: (604) 279-1499
Fax: (604) 279-1599
Email: Richmond@caro.ca
After Hours Emergency: (888) 311-8849

 

Kelowna, British Columbia

#102 – 3677 Highway 97N
Kelowna, BC, V1X 5C3, Canada
Phone: (250) 765-9646
Toll Free: (888) 311-8846
Fax: (250) 765-3893
Email: Kelowna@caro.ca
After Hours Emergency: (888) 311-8849

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Edmonton, Alberta

17225 109 Ave NW
Edmonton, AB, T5S 1H7, Canada
Phone: (780) 489-9100
Fax: (780) 489-9700
Email: Edmonton@caro.ca
After Hours Emergency: (888) 311-8849

 

Whitehorse, Yukon

Whitehorse, YK  Canada
Contact Us for Supplies and Deliveries
Toll Free: (888) 311-8846
Email: bshaw@caro.ca
After Hours Emergency: (888) 311-8849

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