All analysis requests shall be sent through our new software iLab. There are different ways to register, depending on if your are an external customer or an internal customer (working at Lund Unviersity).
We offers analysis for stable isotopes of several light elements, including H, C, N, O, and S by continuous flow Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometer (IRMS).
Our equipment and available services:
- Thermo DELTA V with ConFlo IV
- Thermo Flash2000: C, N, and S in solid samples, such as soils, plant materials, and dried extracts (combustion)
- Thermo PreCon: C, N, O in atmospheric trace gases, CH4, N2O
- Thermo GCIsolink: C, N, O, H in GC-volatile compounds samples
- Thermo GasBench: C, N, O, H in headspace samples
- Thermo LCIsolink: C in HPLC samples
Preparation of samples
- Solid samples should be freeze-dried, grinded and packed into tin cups.
- Gas samples should be contained in gas tight 12 ml exetainers.
- FAME-analysis and other types for GC separation should be prepared with organic solvents, e.g. hexane or cyclohexane.
- Samples for HPLC-IRMS analysis should be dissovled in 100 % aqueous phase and packed in 2 ml vials.
- PreCon samples should be provided in 100 ml glas containers or 12 ml exetainers
Samples will be thrown away four weeks after delivered results if nothing else is agreed.
All prices are exclusive VAT and valid for customers from national and international universities or scientific research institutions. Internal will get a discount and overhead will be added. Other prices apply for commercial customers. Terms of payment: 30 days net. Interest on overdue payment will be charged according to the Interest law.
Customers within Lund University will get a 30% discount, but have to add their own overhead.
|Services||Interface||Price per sample||Minimum charge|
|C/N in solids||Flash 2000||135 SEK||2 000 SEK|
|H/O in solids||HT||210 SEK||6 000 SEK|
|CO2 in air/He||GasBench||100 SEK||5 000 SEK|
|DIC in water||GasBench||200 SEK||10 000 SEK|
|Carbonates||GasBench||200 SEK||10 000 SEK|
|O in water||GasBench (equilibrium)||160 SEK||5 000 SEK|
|H in water||GasBench (equilibrium)||160 SEK||5 000 SEK|
|FAME (C or H)||GC-IRMS||330 SEK||5 000 SEK|
|C||GC-IRMS||330 SEK||15 000 SEK|
|OHN||GC-IRMS||400 SEK||15 000 SEK|
|C in liquids||LC-Isolink||400 SEK||20 000 SEK|
|Quantification of polar organic compounds||HPLC UV/FL/SEC||100 SEK||5 000 SEK|
|Oligo- and polymers||HPLC SEC||150 SEK||5 000 SEK|
|Quantification of polar organic compounds||LC-MS||130 SEK||5 000 SEK|
|Quantification & identification of nonpolar compounds||GC-MS||120 SEK||1 500 SEK|
|Microreactor||Flash 2000||2 000 SEK|
|Refill solvent||GC-IRMS||330 SEK|
|Flush exetainers with He||GasBench||10 SEK|
|Method development||HPLC||10 000 SEK/d||LU customers contact lab manager|
|Method development||LC-MS||12 000 SEK/d||LU customers contact lab manager|
|Method development||GC-MS||5 000 SEK/d||LU customers contact lab manager|
Inorganic analysis laboratory
We are specialized in inorganic analysis of plant, soil, animals and water samples. Our field of experience also cover other sample types.
Samples must always be numbered with a serial number and a serial number list must accompany the samples.
After analysis results will be trasmissioned and the files will be saved for 30 days, then discarded if they have not been downloaded. Sample containers must be picked up within a month.
Customers within Lund University will get a ca. 51.5 % discount, but have to add their own overhead.
|Sample preparation||Price per sample||Minimum charge|
|Extraction (with water or saline solution)||310 SEK||1 000 SEK|
|Filtration (GF/C filter)||298 SEK||1 000 SEK|
|Grinding of plant material for homogenisation||125 SEK||500 SEK|
|Sieving or purification or fractionation||115 SEK||1 000 SEK|
|Elemental analysis||Price per sample||Minimum charge|
|C/N in solids||550 SEK||2 000 SEK|
|C/N in water, IC/TOC/TN||310 SEK||1 500 SEK|
|TC/IC in solids||310 SEK||1 000 SEK|
|TC/IC loss of ignition||310 SEK||1 000 SEK|
|Elemental analysis ICP-MS||430 SEK||2 000 SEK|
|Elemental analysis ICP-OES||380 SEK||1 500 SEK|
|Inorganic analysis||Price per sample||Minimum charge|
|Conductivity||93 SEK||400 SEK|
|Dry substances/loss of water||228 SEK||555 SEK|
|Loss of ignition||195 SEK||475 SEK|
|pH-measurement||93 SEK||400 SEK|
|Inorganic digestion||Price per sample||Minimum charge|
|ASTM-digestion (D3682), lithium borate fusion||473 SEK||2 500 SEK|
|Kjeldahl digestion||250 SEK||2 500 SEK|
|Microwave digestion||520 SEK||2 000 SEK|
|Acid digestion in quartz flask||520 SEK||2 000 SEK|
|Digestion of sludge, Swedish standard||310 SEK||1 500 SEK|
|Inorganic ion||Price per sample||Minimum charge|
|Ammonia, FIA||200 SEK||1 500 SEK|
|Nitrate+Nitrite, FIA||235 SEK||1 500 SEK|
|Phosphate, Fia||200 SEK||1 500 SEK|
|Ion chromatography (F, Cl, NO2, Br, NO3, PO4, SO3 & SO4)||235 SEK||1 500 SEK|
|Training||Price per sample||Minimum charge|
|TC/IC in solids||2 000 SEK||2 000 SEK|
|Conductivity||300 SEK||300 SEK|
|Filtration (GF/C filter)||450 SEK||450 SEK|
|Grinding of plant material||300 SEK||
|Salt extraction||300 SEK||450 SEK|
|pH-measurement||300 SEK||300 SEK|
Equipment and available services:
ICP-OES (for analysis of basic elements). The instrument is our new ICP-OES instrument, model Perkin Elmer Optima 8300.
FIA equipment (ammonia, phosphate, chloride, nitrate) and TOC/IC/TN for water.
TOC/IC of solid samples and C/N elemental analyser of solid samples.
Ion chromatography (fluoride, chloride, nitrite, bromide, nitrate, phosphate and sulfate) and microwave for sample digestion .
Telephone: +46 46-222 17 85
E-mail: Jurgen [dot] Kuhn [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se
Sofia Mebrahtu Wisén
Telephone: +46 46-222 92 92
E-mail: Sofia [dot] Mebrahtu_Wisen [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se
If you are publishing an article with results obtained with the Stable Isotope Service Lab at the Department of Biology, please make sure to acknowledge us:
The samples were analysed for their isotopic composition at the Stable Isotope Service Lab, Department of Biology, Lund Universisty, www.biology.lu.se/services/instrumental-chemistry