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Cyanobacteria and/or Cyanotoxins Contract Services List

Alphabetically sorted list of companies that perform services related to cyanobacteria and cyanotoxins analysis.

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About this List

DisclaimerMassDEP has developed this listing to identify companies that perform services related to cyanobacteria and cyanotoxin analyses.  The information was designed to assist Public Water Systems (PWSs) with cyanotoxin analyses required under the fourth Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule (UCMR4) as well as provide a useful tool for PWSs and others with cyanobacterial harmful algal bloom (CyanoHAB) preparedness and response.  Companies on this list have been identified as performing general phytoplankton and waterbody management services, including cyanobacteria and cyanotoxin analyses, but should not be considered an endorsement by MassDEP or any state agency of their qualifications. PWSs considering contracting with any individual or company should verify that they have the adequate training and are competent to perform the work for which they are being considered. Prices should be viewed as guidelines of what to expect for services, rather than final quotes. 

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Academy of Natural Sciences - Physiology Section

Academy of Natural Sciences - Physiology Section
Patrick Center for Environmental Research
1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Tel: (215) 299-1080
Fax: (215) 299-1079
Email (General): patrickcenter@ansp.org
Email: Don Charles (dfc63@drexel.edu)
Email: Frank Acker - primary soft-algae taxonomist (fwa23@drexel.edu)

Services:

  • Identification of algae and algal measurements/biovolume, cell counts, chlorophyll

Pricing:
Can give estimate based on sample, and separate the phytoplankton and periphyton in terms of how they are processed.

  • Semiquantitative count (relative abundance, five-point scale,  rare to abundant) - $150 to $200
  • Algal identification (cell count, biovolume) - $440 to $550
  • Chlorophyll (fluorometer) - Call for cost
  • Diatom count - $300

Analytical Services, Inc.

Analytical Services, Inc
130 Allen Brook Lane
Williston, VT 05495

Website: www.analyticalservices.com
Tel: (800) 723-4432
Primary Contact: Paul Warden (pwarden@analyticalservices.com)
Additional Contact: Megan Kane (mkane@analyticalservices.com)

Services:

  • Algae Enumeration & Identification (SM 10200, to group/genus only, w/o biovolumes)
  • Pathogen and Indicator species monitoring, including Cryptosporidium/Giardia (EPA 1623.1), Enteric Viruses (EPA 1615), Clostridium perfringens, Campylobacter, Legionella, male-specific and somatic coliphage, Enterococci, Total Coliform and E.coli, etc.
  • Microscopic Particulate Analysis (MPA) for Filter Plant Optimization (EPA 910-R-96-001)

Pricing:

  • For pricing, please contact Paul Warden (see above for contact information)

Aquatic Analysts

Aquatic Analysts
43 Telegraph Lane
Friday Harbor, WA 98250

Website: www.AAalgae.com
Tel: (503) 869-5032
Primary Contact: Jim Sweet (jsweet@aol.com)

Services:

  •  Provide identification and enumeration of freshwater algae; biovolumes are included.
  •  Full counts of all algae species, and also counts of Toxic Algae only.
  •  Offers "Rush service" with results available in 24-48 hours or "Fast service" with a 2 week turnaround time.

Pricing:

  • Standard fee is $150/sample (full counts, 1-4 month turnaround time)
    • Rush (24-48 hr. turnaround time) fee is an additional $80/sample
    • Fast (2 week turnaround time) fee is an additional $45/sample
  • Toxic Algae only fee is $80/sample
  • Periphyton samples are $190/sample

Aquatic Services

Aquatic Services, Wayne Carmichael, Ph.D
42184 Tweedle Lane
Seaside, Oregon 97138

Tel: (503) 755-0711
Email: Wayne Carmichael (wayne.carmichael@wright.edu)

Services:

  •  Algal Identification/Enumeration

Pricing:

  • Algal Identification (genus/species when possible) - $100
  • Eumeration/biovolume - $150

CyanoPros

CyanoPros
Auburn University - Fisheries and Allied Aquacultures
203 Swingle Hall
Auburn, Alabama 36849

Website: www.cyanopros.com
Tel: (703) 292-5190
Email (General): cyanopros@auburn.edu
Email: Alan Wilson (alan.e.wilson@gmail.com)

Services:

  • Phytoplankton enumeration (abundance or biovolume),
  • Identifications
  • Toxin testing (ELISA only, for microcystin, cylindrospermopsin, saxitoxin)
  • Other water quality analyses

Pricing:

  • Microcystin ELISA in algae - $50
  • Microcystin ELISA in water - $50
  • Microcystin ELISA in fish - $125
  • Cylindrospermopsin ELISA - $100
  • Saxitoxin ELISA - $50
  • Phytoplankton identification - $50
  • Phytoplankton culturing - $100
  • Phytoplankton enumeration - Contact for pricing
  • Chlorophyll a - $25

EcoAnalysts, Inc.

EcoAnalysts, Inc.
Main Office
1420 South Blaine Street
Suite 14
Moscow, ID 83843

Website: www.ecoanalysts.com
Tel: (208) 882-2588 
Fax: (208) 883-4288 
Email (General): eco@ecoanalysts.com
Email: Gary Lester (glester@ecoanalysts.com)

Services:

  • Phytoplankton counts, biovolume, and identification (including cyanobacteria), toxin analysis

Pricing:

  • ELISA (Microcystin, Saxitoxin, Anatoxin A, Cylindrospermopsin) - $115 to $200, per analysis, depending on the number of samples in the batch.
  • Taxonomic analysis of cyanobacteria (taxa present, cell counts, cell densities, but no photographs or measurement/biovolumes) - $90 per sample
  • Taxonomic analysis of cyanobacteria (taxa present, cell counts, cell densities, and also biovolume measurements) - $135 per sample
    • Digital Images: $25 per taxon
  • Full community taxonomic analysis (no biovolume) - $165 to $195
  • Full community taxonomic analysis (with biovolume) - $250 to $290

EnviroScience, Inc.

EnviroScience, Inc.
5070 Stow Road
Stow, OH 44224

Website: www.enviroscienceinc.com
Tel: (800) 940-4025 or (330) 688-0111
Fax: (330) 388-3858
Email: Jennifer Vydra (JVydra@enviroscienceinc.com)

Services:

  • Potentially Toxic Cyanobacteria Screening
  • Taxonomic Algal Identification
  • Algal Enumeration with or without Biovolume
  • Diatom count
  • Chlorophyll-a
  • ELISA testing for:
    • Microcystin
    • Cylindrospermopsin
    • Anatoxin-a
    • Saxitoxin
    • BMAA
  • Range of staff biologists that can consult on mitigation, restoration or management projects.

Pricing:

  • Pricing dependent on volume and turn-around time, please call or email

Eurofins Eaton Analytical, LLC

Eurofins Eaton Analytical, LLC
110 South Hill Street
South Bend, IN 46617

Website: www.eurofinsUS.com
Tel: (574) 233-4777
Fax: (574) 233-8207
Email (Primary Contact): Brian Remus (brianremus@eurofinsUS.com)
Email: Nathan Trowbridge (nathantrowbridge@eurofinsUS.com)

Services:

  • Cyanotoxin analysis using approved EPA methods 544, 545, 546 for the following parameters:
    Parameter CAS # Reporting Limit
    Anatoxin-a 64285-06-9 0.02 ug/L
    Cylindrospermopsin 143545-90-8 0.05 ug/L
    Microcystin-LA 96180-79-9 0.1 ug/L
    Microcystin-LF 154037-70-4 0.1 ug/L
    Microcystin-LR 101043-37-2 0.1 ug/L
    Microcystin-LY 123304-10-9 0.1 ug/L
    Microcystin-RR 111755-37-4 0.1 ug/L
    Microcystin-YR 101064-48-6 0.1 ug/L
    Nodularin 118399-22-7 0.1 ug/L

Pricing:

  • $550 per sample.  Price can be adjusted for larger consolidated collection events.

GreenWater Laboratories/CyanoLab

GreenWater Laboratories/CyanoLab
205 Zeagler Drive, Suite 302
Palatka, FL 32177

Website: www.greenwaterlab.com
Tel: (368) 328-0882 or (877) 869-2542 
Fax: (386) 328-9646
Email (General): info@greenwaterlab.com
Email: Mark Aubel (achapman@greenwaterlab.com)
Email: Andrew Chapman (andrewchapman@greenwaterlab.com

Services:

  • Phycological Services
    • Potentially Toxic Cyanobacteria Screen - $75
    • Qualitative Algal Identification - $100
    • Cyanobacteria ID & Enumeration - $150
    • Total Algal ID & Enumeration - $200
    • Algal ID, Enumeration, & Biovolume - $325
  • Microcystins/Nodularin
    • ELISA - $100 to $125
    • LC-MS & UV Scan - $250 to $275
    • LC-MS/MS Suite (12 Variants & Nodularin) - $250 to $275
    • LC-MS/MS MMPB (oxidation, extraction, & analysis for water) - $200 to $250
  • Cylindrospermopsin
    • ELISA - $125 to $150
    • LC-MS/MS - $150 to $200
  • Anatoxin-a
    • LC-MS/MS - $200-$250
  • Saxitoxins
    • ELISA - $125 to $150
    • LC-MS/MS Suite (C1/C2, GTX (1,2,3,4,5), dcGTX2/3, dcSTX, NEO, STX) - $250 to $300
  • BMAA (includes isomers AEG & DAB) LC-MS/MS - $250 to $300
  • 4 toxin bundle: Microcystins (ELISA), Cylindrospermopsin (LC-MS/MS), Saxitoxin (ELISA), Anatoxin-a (LC-MS/MS) - $500

Pricing:

  • Pricing dependent on volume and turn-around time, please call or email

MWH Laboratories

MWH Laboratories
750 Royal Oaks #100
Monrovia, CA 91016

Website: www.mwhlabs.com
Tel: (800) 566-LABS 
Fax: (626) 386-1101 
Email (General): mwhlabs@mwhglobal.com

Services:

  • Lab and test kits

Pricing:

  • Unknown

MWRA

MWRA
190 Tafts Avenue
Winthrop, MA 02152

Website: www.mwra.com
Tel: (617) 660-7901  
Fax: (617) 660-7960  
Email: Dr. Michael F. Delaney (mike.delaney@mwra.com)

Services:

  • MWRA does not provide lab services to private businesses or homeowners.  MWRA performs chlorophyll and phycocyanin testing for its own use and contracts out other tests when needed.  MWRA may consider chlorophyll and phycocyanin testing for other public water systems, but it would be handled on a case-by-case basis and is dependent on the project and impacts to internal MWRA work.

Pricing:

  • N/A

New England Environmental, Inc.

New England Environmental, Inc.
15 Research Drive
Amherst, MA 01002

Website: www.neeinc.com
Tel: (413) 256-0202   
Fax: (413) 256-1092  
Email (General): info@neeinc.com

Services:

  • Environmental site assessment, resource identification, planning, permitting, mitigation, restoration, and monitoring.

Pricing:

  • Unknown

New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services Laboratory

New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services Laboratory
29 Hazen Drive
P.O. Box 95
Concord, NH 03302

Website: www.des.nh.gov
Tel: (603) 271-3445  
Fax: (603) 271-2997   

Services:

  • Cyanobacteria identification, cell concentration.

Pricing:

  • Services/pricing are for New Hampshire residents only.  External samples would be considered on a case by case basis.

Northeast Laboratories, Inc.

Northeast Laboratories, Inc.
129 Mill Street
Berlin, CT 06037

Website: www.nelabsct.com
Tel: (860) 828-9787 (ext. 103 for Alan Johnson)
Tel (Toll free in CT): (800) 826-0105
Tel (Toll free Outside of CT): (800) 654-1230
Fax: (860) 829-1050
Email (General): nelabsct@aol.com
Email: Alan Johnson (alan@nelabsct.com

Services:

  • Algae/Cyanobacteria Cell Counts & Identification (to genus, not to species)
  • Cyanotoxins (Microcystins, Nodularin, Cylindrospermopsin - ELISA, and Abraxis screening dip sticks, potentially also looking at LC-MS for Microcystins)

Pricing:

  • Depends significantly on turnaround time (if things need to be rushed)
  • Cell Counts (including identification) - $45 to $80
  • Semi-quantitative screening (Abraxis) - $50
  • ELISA - $75 to $80
  • Chlorophyll-a - $60

PhycoTech, Inc.

PhycoTech, Inc.
620 Broad Street, Suite 100
St. Joseph, MI 49085

Website: www.phycotech.com
Tel: (269) 983-3654
Fax: (866) 728-5579 or (269) 983-3653
Email (General): info@phycotech.com

Services:

  • Phytoplankton counts (to species, Natural Units/mL and Cells/mL) including toxin and taste/odor cyanobacteria, with full archival slides if requested.  Will have a fast response semi-automated solution available starting June 1, 2016.

Pricing:

  • Phytoplankton Analysis
    • Species count w/ biovolume calculations - $359
    • Species count w/o biovolume calculations - $260
    • Genus count w/ biovolume calculations - $239
    • Genus count w/o biovolume calculations - $170
    • Division count - $163
    • Relative count to species - $260
    • Relative count to genus - $170
  • Phytoplankton Analysis Targeted for Algal Blooms
    • Rapid Assay: Qualitative Species (when possible) Assay weighted for Biovolume, with 3 HPMA slides - $183
    • Rapid Assay: Qualitative Species (when possible) Assay weighted for Biovolume, without HPMA slides - $122
  • Chlorophyll-A - $99

Rhode Island Department of Health

Rhode Island Department of Health
Division of State Laboratories and Medical Examiner
50 Orms Street
Providence, RI 02904

Website: https://health.ri.gov/laboratorytesting/
Tel: (401) 222-5600
Email: Evan Philo (evan.philo@health.ri.gov)
Email: Henry Leibovitz (henry.leibovitz@health.ri.gov

Services:

  • Algal identification/enumeration
  • Toxin testing

Pricing:

  • Algal ID & Enumeration - $50/sample
  • Microcystin/Nodularin Screen by ELISA - $50/freshwater sample; $100/brackish sample
  • Microcystins (10), Nodularin, cylindrospermopsin (1), and anatoxin (1) by LC-MS/MS - $200/sample.

SOLitude Lake Management

SOLitude Lake Management
590 Lake Street
Shrewsbury, MA 01545

Website: www.solitudelakemanagement.com
Tel: (508) 885-0101 or (888) 480-5253
Fax: (774) 745-0277
Email: Keith Gazaille, Regional Director (kgazaille@solitudelake.com)

Services:

  • Herbicide treatments
  • Mechanical harvesting
  • Mechanical hydro-raking
  • Bottom barrier installation
  • Diver assisted suction harvesting (DASH)
  • Diver Hand-pulling
  • Water quality and sediment sampling
  • Vegetation mapping
  • Bathymetric mapping
  • Phytoplankton ID and enumeration
  • In-source nutrient inactivation (alum)
  • Algaecide treatments (copper sulfate, Pak 27, GreenClean, etc.)
  • Sonic Solutions design and installation

Pricing:

  • Contact (see above)

SUNY-ESF

SUNY-ESF
Dr. Greg Boyer, Professor of Biochemistry
Syracuse, NY 13210

Tel: (315) 470-6825 
Email: Greg Boyer (glboyer@esf.edu)

Services:

  • Capable of analyzing for many cyanobacteria toxins:
    • Microcystins and nodularins -80 congeners
    • Paralytic shellfish toxins 56 congeners
    • Anatoxin-a (6 congeners), anatoxin a(S) 1 variant and cylindropsermopsin (3 congeners).
  • Can also analyze chlorophyll, phycocyanin, and can identify species/genus for samples.  Results from analyses are generally available within three to four weeks by telephone or email.

Pricing:

  • Rush orders (within 10 days) include a surcharge of $50-$200 per sample, and advance arrangements must be made.
  • Basic handling charge (includes data processing, sample filtration and preparation of extract, reports, voucher ample storage for 1 year and all labor) - $110
  • Microcystin analysis by PPIA (activity based enzyme assay) - $40
  • Microcystin analysis by ELISA (antibody based structure assay) - $90
  • Microcystin analysis by LCMS (HPLC with UV and mass selective detection) - $40
  • Microcystin analysis by LC-MS/MS (HPLC analysis with tandem MS detection) - $90
  • Tissue microcystins by MMPB (Bound microcystins in tissue by oxidation Anatoxin-a by HPLC-LCMS - $25 (HPLC with mass selective detection) - call for pricing.
  • Anatoxin-a by HPLC-PDA-MS (HPLC assay w/ uv and MS detection) - $25
  • Cylindrospermopsin by HPLC-PDA-MS (HPLC assay w/ uv and MS detection) - $25
  • Cylindrospermopsin by ELISA (antibody based structure assay) - $90
  • Beta methyl amino alanine by LC-MS (HPLC with mass selective detection) - $50
    • Bound BMAA as above (Determination of protein bound BMAA) - $90
  • Anatoxin-a(s) by ACEI (activity based enzyme inhibition assay) - call for pricing

UConn Center for Environmental Science and Engineering

UConn Center for Environmental Science and Engineering
3107 Horsebarn Hill Road; U-4210
Storrs, CT 06269

Website: https://cese.uconn.edu/environmental-chemistry-laboratories/
Tel: (860) 486-2668
Email: Christopher Perkins (christopher.perkins@uconn.edu)

Services:

  • Toxin analysis (ELISA and UPL/MS/MS)

Pricing:

  • UPL/MS/MS for microcystins (-RR, -YR, -LR, and -LA) and anatoxin-a in water - $139 for CT state agencies and municipalities, otherwise $182.
    • Analysis for these compounds in filters - $151 for CT state agencies and municipalities, otherwise $199
  • Total microcystin in water - $81 for CT state agencies and municipalities, otherwise $107.

Vermont Department of Health Laboratory

Vermont Department of Health Laboratory
PO Box 1125
Burlington, VT 05402

Website: http://healthvermont.gov/enviro/ph_lab/PublicHealthLaboratory.aspx
Tel: (800) 660-9997 or (802) 338-4724
Fax: (802) 338-4706
Email: Kirk Kimball (kirk.kimball@vermont.gov)

Services:

  • Toxin analysis (ELISA and UPL/MS/MS)

Pricing:
Services and pricing listed are for Vermont residents only.  External samples would be considered on a case by case basis.

  • Microcystin and Cylindrospermopsin by ELISA - $20
  • Anatoxin-a by LC/MS/MS - $20

Water Resource Services, Inc.

Water Resources Services, Inc.
144 Crane Hill Road
Wilbraham, MA 01095

Tel: (413) 219-8071
Email: Dr. Kenneth Wagner, Ph.D., CLM (kjwagner@charter.net)

Services:

  • Identification and count to genus level, many other lake management services.

Pricing:

  • Unknown

Contact

Phone

Program Director 617-292-5770

Online

MassDEP Drinking Water Program program.director-dwp@mass.gov

Address

MassDEP Boston
1 Winter Street
Boston, MA 02108
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