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Menlo Park Isotope Laboratory Analytical Services

USGS Reston Stable Isotope Laboratory samples for tritium analysis by electrolytic enrichment and liquid scintillation counting should be submitted to the Menlo Park Isotope Laboratory.

Ship samples to:        

     Attn: Doug Choy        
     U.S. Geological Survey        
     345 Middlefield Road, MS 434        
     Menlo Park, CA 94025
     650-329-4316

USGS customers will need to fill out the Menlo Park QWDATA Compatible Submission Excel Form for each type of analysis (lab code). Please email the completed Submission Form to dchoy@usgs.gov with cc to mbyoung@usgs.gov. Samples cannot be processed until an electronic Sample Submission Form is received.

Lab Code Description Required Water
Volume/Bottle Size
LOD (1 σ) pCi/L
(TU)
Fiscal Year
2022 price
LSC11 LSC only 125 mL 13
(4.1)
$136
LSC05 Elec. enrich. of
100 mL and LSC
250-500 mL 2.2
(0.69)
$193
LSC04 Elec. enrich. of
200 mL and LSC
0.5 to 1 L 1.3
(0.41)
$263
LSC14 Elec. enrich. of
500 mL and LSC
1 L 0.5
(0.16)
$350
  Elec. enrich. of
50 mL and LSC
125 mL 10
(3.1)
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Elec. enrich.: Electrolytic enrichment (water volume is reduced from initial volume to 9 mL by electrolysis in a chilled water bath); LSC: Liquid Scintillation Counting; TU: Tritium Units.