Frequently Asked Questions

Generally, 5-7 working days for most samples. If faster service is required, we can expedite at a 100% surcharge for 24-48 hr turnaround.

Fed Ex and UPS seem to get samples to us faster than anyone, with the least inconsistency. Locally, courier services are great. Our shipping address is:

ACS Labs, Inc.
16203 Park Row, Suite 100
Houston TX 77084

Various types of analyses require different amounts of samples to be submitted. A general guideline of amount of sample to submit is:

Water samples for metals: 100-200ml
Water samples for Mineral Pattern Analysis: 250-500ml
Oil & Organic Liquids: 50-100ml
Organic and/or Chemical Solids: 5-20g
Gases: in pressurized cylinders to yield 5-50g
Ores, Metals, Catalysts, Polymers: 10-20g

Reports are emailed as PDF files, or faxed. Original copies mailed upon request.

Mercury (Hg) and Arsenic (As) petroleum samples should be sent to ACS in glass or plastic containers. Do not send in metal cans.

To convert PPM to Troy Oz Per Ton, divide by 34; or X by .0292

The 8 Precious Metals are:

Gold (Au), Silver (Ag), Platinum (Pt), Palladium (Pd), Iridium (Ir), Osmium (Os), Rhodium (Rh), and Ruthenium (Ru)


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