Ecotoxicology Laboratory

The Ecotoxicology Laboratory specializes in trace chemical analysis (PPCPs, drugs of abuse, hormones), wastewater monitoring (COVID-19, influenza, RSV), qPCR and DNA/RNA quantification, and cell culture imaging.

Fill in the request form below for each set of samples you are requesting to be analyzed. We will respond with a quote based on your submission. For questions, please contact Leslie Bragg (

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Note: All prices are in Canadian dollars (CAD$). For more details on our rental policies and how we set our pricing, please see Our policies and FAQs page.

Ecotoxicology Laboratory services and fees

Service Equipment/description Fee
Trace chemical analysis LC-MS/MS analysis with Agilent 1260 LC with Agilent 6460 Triple Quad MS $1200
Effects directed analysis (EDA) LC analysis with Agilent 1260 LC with UV detector and fraction collector $500
Total estrogenicity Yeast estrogen screen assay $500
Wastewater-based surveillance Collection, extraction and analysis using QIAcube Connect, NIMBUS liquid handler and Bio-Rad CFX- OPUS Realtime qPCR $800
qPCR based barcoding Extraction and analysis using QIAcube Connect  and Bio-Rad CFX- OPUS Realtime PCR (x2) $800
Absolute DNA/RNA quantification Quantification using Qiagen Digital PCR $800
Multimode plate reader Detection using Molecular Devices M3 spectrophotometer plate reader $100
Cell culture imaging Multimode detection using BioTek Cytation 5 plate reader $300
Scintillation counting Analysis using Perkin Elmer 3110 Tricarb liquid scintillation counter $50
Aquatic habitats (AHAB) Flow through system for holding small bodied fish $200/day
Fish exposure system Chilled fish exposure system for static and flow through exposures of small-bodied fish to a variety of contaminants. $200/day
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