WATER, SOIL, AIR & FOOD TestingAnalytical Laboratory
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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.
Industry leading Air Testing including Metals, PAHs, VOCs, Stack Emissions, Asbestos and more.read more
Water quality specialists including Metals, Bacteria, Pesticides, Drugs, Hormones, Hydrocarbons, Drinking Water Parameters and more.read more
Soil analysis for Metals, Hydrocarbons, Volatiles, PAHs, Phenols, Glycols, Pesticides, PCBs, Bacteria, Nutrients, BART Testing and more.read more
Food quality testing for Pesticides, Neonicotinoids, Drugs, Hormones, Antibiotics, Yeast, Mould, Coliforms, Water Activity, E.Coli, Salmonella, pH, and more.read more
Asbestos, Concrete, Stack Testing, Swabs, Tissue, Sediment, Waste Discharge Permits, Equipment Rentals, Sampling Supplies, and more.read more
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.
Keep up with the Caro being fun & keep throwing it out there how local you guys are – we like that!
I have dealt with many accredited labs throughout Canada; very impressed with service and accountability...Very friendly and welcoming.
Canadian Environmental and Food Testing Laboratory.
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.
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: BODRead More
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,Read More
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 beingRead More
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 fortunateRead More
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.