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Lab News – Dec2023

Lab News

The big news in the commercial environmental laboratory space is – PRICE INCREASES! Inflationary pressures and increases in labor costs, materials, and energy are making several national network laboratories announce price increases effective 2024. So far, this is what we know: 

Pace Analytical Services, LLC – An increase of base unit rates of 5.9% with a nominal increase in standard fees and surcharges, effective January 1, 2024.

Alpha Analytical – An increase of 4.4 % on base unit rates and a nominal increase to the sample disposal fee, effective January 1, 2024. Additionally, an environmental impact fee of $30 will be applied to each invoice.

York Analytical Laboratories – A 6% price increase across all analyses will be effective January 2, 2024.

Enthalpy Analytical – An average net increase of 4.7% on laboratory services will be implemented January 1, 2024.

Phoenix Environmental Laboratories, Inc. – Beginning January 2024, the average price adjustment will be 6%, and the environmentally responsible waste disposal fee will be $3.00 per sample. However, any previously executed contracts and formal agreements will be honored through the expiration date.

McCampbell Analytical, Inc. (Pittsburg, CA) – The price for most popular tests will not change in 2024, but the prices for many test methods including TPH Gas +/-BTEX, Diesel, and Motor Oil, Metals extraction, and most Wet Chemistry methods will increase modestly. Sample disposal fees will also increase as well as most other fees. McCampbell did not divulge the amount of the price increases.

David Blye, CEAC

Principal Chemist