The August 2020 wildfires have led to an unprecedented demand for analysis of smoke impact. We have shifted most of our GC/MS (gas chromatography mass spectroscopy) and GC MS/MS QQQ (triple quad) capacity to analysis of smoke related markers, and the instruments are running 7 days a week and 24 hours per day.

Estimated due dates

We have added estimated due dates to our website for pending juice and berry smoke analyses. These estimated due dates should be accurate +/- 1 day, and will be kept up-to-date as we work our way through the initial surge of samples and turnaround times improve:

ETS Client Dashboards display estimated due dates for juice and berry smoke analyses

While we all wish that there were options to improve turnaround, the reality is that no other analytical facility, anywhere, has the smoke impact specific combination of experience and massive pool of analytical resources to employ. We are working with other labs to enable them to provide additional capacity, but that will not happen during the current smoke event.

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