How to Send Samples

1 Contact Us to Receive a Formal Quotation

Price lists are available in EUR, GBP, KRW, RMB, and USD.
Note: Isobar Science accepts credit card, ACH, and wire transfer payments.

2 Submit Data Sheet

Submit our online sample submission form.

3 Sample Size Recommendations

Please read sample selection and size requirements for Sr/Sr ratios, U-Th dating, Sr-Nd-Hf isotopic ratios, B isotopes, and Pb isotopes.

4 Recommended Sample Containers and Packaging

For large samples, place directly into Ziplock bags.
Examples – Bone, Coral, Shell, Teeth, Wool
For small/fine samples, use plastic or glass vials before putting them inside a labeled Ziplock bag, wrap in weighing paper if needed. DO NOT wrap your sample in aluminum or any metal foil. DO NOT use glass vials if you are planning to submit samples for boron isotope analysis.
Examples – Igneous Rock, Metal Artifacts, Sediment, Soil
For very small samples, use vials (preferably with screw tops), microcentrifuge tubes, or counting slides before putting them inside a labeled Ziplock bag. DO NOT wrap your sample in aluminum or any metal foil, use weighing paper instead. DO NOT use glass vials if you are planning to submit samples for boron isotope analysis.
Examples – Bone (ashed), Forams, Mineral Dust (ashed), Stalagmite and Flowstone
For water samples, use plastic bottles (HDPE, LDPE, PP). DO NOT use glass vials, especially if you are planning to submit samples for boron isotope analysis.

Contact us if you have any questions or need additional instruction on how to store and package your samples.

5 Package Samples for Shipment

For solid samples, package your samples in small boxes instead of using envelopes to protect samples from being crushed during shipment.
For water samples, place the bottles inside a plastic bag and seal the bag with a zip-tie or duct tape. Note: The maximum sample size requirement is 125 mL.

Contact us if you have any questions or need additional instruction on how to package your samples.

Contact us for​​ shipping ​instructions for your region ​​before sending your samples.
Please use a tracked mail service or courier and email the tracking number to info@isobarscience.com.