All samples, to be analyzed, should be clean, dry, bagged, and labeled C-14 Sample submission form & details, should be filled out printed, and posted with the samples).To help all users maximize the effectiveness of their carbon-14 analyses and to discuss sampling strategies and/or interpretation of any results we are pleased to any direct contact.
Direct AMS does not offer further special or discounted pricing.
Radiocarbon dating is the principal method for determining the age of carbon-bearing materials from the present to about 50,000 years ago.
* Sample and sample pretreatment should be documented, if possible a picture should show the quality of the prepared sample.
** To establish the quality of the sample preparation outside our laboratory these samples should be accompanied by • at least two background samples • one or two standard samples (e.g. These samples have to be prepared in the same laboratory in substantially the same way as the unknown samples and will be charged as regular samples.
Note: Bone, Animal-based materials, and underweight samples that fail in pretreatment are assessed a partial fee for labor and consumables.
Full service fees are assessed for these materials that fail analysis.from overseas will incur an additional NZD35 charge. Current monetary exchange values can be estimated with the Universal Currency Converter.This is an inspection fee levied by the Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI - formarly MAF) on all samples coming into New Zealand. Direct AMS processes sample material according to standard operating procedures shown through internal testing and/or published reports to yield reliable data for a given sample type.Upon assessment of the sample material, Direct AMS scientists may reassign a sample to a different type that more closely matches the characteristics of the sample.This may result in higher or lower processing fees.