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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Feature Product

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.

  1. Total Coliforms – Exist naturally in soil, water, and vegetation. Total C
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CARO NewsCARO Blog Post Entries

  • 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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  • World Class Air Vapour Analysis – Now Guaranteed

    18 Aug,2016

    Since 2008, CARO has approached soil vapour with the objective of being industry technical leaders for air analysis. Staying true to this commitment to quality and innovation, we have accomplished our objective.  We are so confident in our services now that we are the only laboratory in Canada that is offering that analysis with a guarantee through

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  • Field Filtration for Dissolved Metals

    26 Jul,2016

    Everything you need to know about field filtration for dissolved metals, including why it’s important and how to do it! Ensuring Quality Data At CARO, our ultimate goal is to provide you with accurate analytical data.  For starters, it is important that your sample(s) arrives at the laboratory in a condition that is representative of the source

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  • Got Cyanide? CARO at the Forefront of Cyanide Testing

    19 Jul,2016

    Did you know that cyanide is one of the most commonly used chemicals in the world? Its widespread use and highly reactive nature increases the potential for cyanide to enter the environment. At CARO, we most commonly get requests for cyanide testing from mining clients and environmental consultants working on sites where they are worried

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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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