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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  • 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 have been working with CARO over the past 8 months and [our CARO Account Manager] has been extremely attentive, responsive, and helpful.  The best service from any lab I have received over the past year (especially on the back end).  

    - N
  • 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

  • CSR Stage 10 Amendments: Video Update

    20 Feb,2017

    Let CARO help you prepare for the Stage 10 Amendments to the Contaminated Sites Regulations with this short video presentation. The Stage 10 Amendments to the Contaminated Site Regulations (CSR) in British Columbia has been a hot topic over the past year.  With the anticipated go-live date of November 2017 looming just around the corner,

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  • 5 Ways to Save Money on Your Next Sampling Project

    24 Jan,2017

    CARO’s Valentine’s Day mitten cooler inserts are sent with love, and each bears a fun message about the pesky hidden fees charged by most commercial laboratories.  The following 5 items are taken into consideration in CARO’s all-inclusive pricing model; one of the many ways we have been showing our clients the love and saving them money

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  • CARO-Ling Music Coolers Spread Holiday Cheer

    23 Dec,2016

    Holiday Festivities have been in full swing here at CARO, and for the third straight year, we have been bringing joy to sampling staff across Western Canada through our “CARO-ling” coolers. If this is the first time you are hearing of our CARO-ling coolers, we recommend that you watch the youtube video we made last year here-

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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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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.

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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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