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Sample Submissions

Shipping Instructions

Please call us to coordinate the shipping and receiving of samples that are iced or frozen in order to minimize the chance of warming or spoilage.

  • Perishable Samples – Should be shipped overnight and on “blue ice” chill packs.
  • Frozen Samples – Should be maintained in the frozen state using dry ice.
  • Please download, complete, and include the appropriate Chain of Custody with your samples
  • Customers outside of the USA:. We have USDA import permits available for those customers wishing to send us soil or vegetation (raw, non-processed) samples from outside the United States. Having the proper permit attached to the package facilitates passage through US Customs. Please call or e-mail us for details.

Turnaround Times

We offer a range of Turnaround Time (TAT) options to meet your project and budgetary needs. TAT’s vary by commodity starting with our quickest option, Priority Rush – end of next business day, all the way out to 8 business days. Please note that end of next business day is only available for certain methods, and samples must be received at the lab before 11AM to process. Please contact us prior to submittal of your projects to confirm availability of rush analysis to ensure timely reporting.

Lab Reports
The laboratory report will be e-mailed as soon as work is completed. You may request a paper copy by mail.

Sampling, Sample Sizes, and Preservation

Please call us if you have questions concerning sampling, sample sizes or preservation of samples. These factors can vary widely per sample so contact us for specifics on your sample.

Business Hours: Monday – Friday
7:30 am AM – 5:30 pm PM Pacific Standard Time (UTC-08).

Samples shipped by private carrier (UPS, FedEx, Airborne, etc.) or US Postal Service (USPS)
Columbia Laboratories
12423 NE Whitaker Way
Portland, OR  97230  USA

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