We normally take two to three weeks (depending on backlog) to process batches of less than 50 samples. Larger batches may take longer to process. If given prior notice, we can process small batches of samples (i.e. < 30) within two days of submittal. We will strive to get your results to you when you need them. For the best estimate of turnaround time, contact us in advance and let us know how many samples you have, what analyses you require, when you plan on sending them, and most importantly, when you would like to have the results. We will then let you know whether we can process your samples in time to satisfy your needs.

Send your samples to:

The Marine Biological Laboratory
Attn: Bruce Barnett, Stable Isotope Laboratory
7 MBL Street
Woods Hole, MA 02543 USA

The more information you provide about your samples, the better the chances for a successful analysis. Please provide a sample list (suggested Excel template) with your submission, including: sample description and identification number, analyses required and estimates of elemental and isotopic composition, and any other information you think might be relevant. If possible, please email an electronic version of your sample list to motter@mbl.edu