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CARO Analytical Services


CARO Analytical Services is an industry leading Canadian based, full-service environmental laboratory that provides testing services to public and private clients throughout the world. We’ve been in operation for over 30 years and are accredited to ISO:17025 by CALA. CARO is a group of Charismatic Scientists Driven to Make the World Safer and Healthier. Our highly trained staff of chemists, microbiologists, technologists, and client service professionals have the expertise and experience to handle not only routine tests, but also specialized analyses to suit all our client’s needs.

We continue to add new analyses, be sure to challenge us with your most complex testing project. We will prove to you that we are capable to take on, roll-out, and complete projects in a timely and professional manner. Send us a Custom Order»

Tap and Water Well Testing

Your drinking water may taste and look great, however, there can be many harmful substances that you don’t see, taste, or smell, such as bacteria and chemicals that could affect your health. These contaminants can enter our drinking water from the surface and the ground and can be from natural sources or human activities.

Residential Testing

It’s recommended for our drinking water to be tested for bacteria annually; especially if you drink from a private water source! Old plumbing fixtures can erode metals into our water, industrial or farm runoff can leech into your soil, and homes built before 1990 can carry asbestos in various places.

Agricultural, Food and Producer Testing

Performing a soil fertility test allows you to know the general health of your soil, and informs you of how to amend it. Pesticides and bacteria can be affecting your soil and its future crops. Certain plants thrive in specific pH balances. There are many regulations when it comes to food. CARO was recently awarded the largest scope extension from CALA for food testing.

Health Region Testing

Safe Drinking Water is important. Health packages are used for new drinking water source approval. Different regions require certain contaminants to be tested and these packages follow closely with their regulations. Health packages are the best way to get the full-array tested for your best peace-of-mind.

Other Services

Environmental testing encapsulates many different forms of testing. We offer more tests than our website shows! If you’re looking for a test that we don’t list online, send us an inquiry or call us. 

Most Common Tests

Certain packages sell more than others. We put together our most popular tests for you!

Essential Drinking Water Test – $324.00

This kit is perfect for homeowners, contractors and business owners as it complies with the Canadian Drinking Water Guidelines. This tests for the common contaminants found in wells, house water, and general water quality issues. It tests for bacteria, metals, anions, and chemical & general properties.

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Bacteria In Water Test – $99.00

The quality of your drinking water starts with a bacterial analysis. This is a very common test because homeowners, well owners, and water suppliers are recommended to test for this annually.

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Essential Soil Test Kit – $125.00

Maintaining the pH and Nutrients of your soil is essential for the growth of your garden or lawn. This is commonly called a Soil Nutrient test or a Soil Fertility test.

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Asbestos Test Kit – $99.00

Asbestos is a naturally occurring silicate mineral. It’s a very dangerous substance that can commonly found in older houses built until the late 1980s. Its most commonly found in insulation, shingles, ceiling tiles, vinyl flooring, and drywall. Be sure to order more than one test if you have multiple sources.

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Can’t find what you’re looking for? Our online store offers more tests than this; go on and check them all out! If you STILL can’t find your test, send us a custom order request and we will get back to you with a solution best for you.

  How It Works

Every purchase gets CARO Supplies, Sampling Instructions, a Return Shipping Waybill, and the correct Containers.

3 Easy Steps!

  1. Fill the Containers – Depending on the test, we will send you the correct bottles with preservative (if needed) as well as the sampling instructions.
  2. Send it Back – Every order includes a return shipping waybill. All you need to do is get the CARO containers to your preferred courier and send it off!
  3. Your Results are in! – It typically takes us 5-7 business days to process your results once we receive your CARO samples. We will email the results to you.



Vancouver Sun

Global News

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐”I was skeptical at first; however, after doing my research, I found that testing through an independent laboratory is the only way you can get unbiased reporting. CARO delivered my results in under a week and the report was very easy to read!”

– Doug G. in Edmonton, Alberta

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐  “I use to test my water with test strips but the results weren’t ever clear. I bought an Essential Drinking Water Test Kit and I couldn’t be any happier! The water quality report showed me that there were high levels of fluoride in my water. Thanks CARO!!”

– Annie T. in Prince George, British Columbia

Award Winning & Acknowledged Scientists


CARO Analytical Services is thrilled to take home our fourth award for “Technical Innovation” from the 2017 BC Environmental Management Awards Gala, back in June 15th, 2017. Our team frequently gets involved in the community, our Executive Account Manager, Bryan Shaw, is the new President of the EMA for the 2018-2019 term. Reach out to him, say hi, and get involved with us!

We work with universities to analyze potential emerging contaminants and other research projects. Our most recent collaboration was with the University of Alberta to tackle toxicology testing associated with fish health. On top of the educational sector, we have the largest contract with the CFIA for regulatory food testing. Last year, we were awarded the largest scope extension CALA has ever given a laboratory for food analysis testing. 

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CARO Expands To Burnaby

Posted by Monica, September 7th, 2018


Greater Vancouver has just gotten Greater. As your Big Picture Sidekicks, we are excited to bring CARO’s services closer to you and your projects. We are proud to announce that CARO Analytical Services will be opening its fourth full-service Lab. Newly Located in Burnaby, BC! Come September 10th, we are accepting the drop-off of all. Read More!

Know your well… Well.

Posted by Phil, August 21st, 2018


According to the Canadian Water and Wastewater Association, more than 14-15% of all Canadians rely on private wells. At CARO, we want to continue our mission of keeping this world a healthy and safer place. We figured educating well owners on the best practices for well management would be very helpful. Read More!

No Regulated Testing for Daycares in BC

Posted by Patrick, June 21st, 2018


Testing for Lead in Drinking water is required for schools in BC, but not in our child care facilities. Daycare operators are supposed to provide safe drinking water, but there is no regulated testing. When a new daycare applies for a license, they must prove safe drinking water, but after that, there isn’t any regulation. Read More!

Commercial Testing Program

We serve government agencies, environmental consultants, facility managers, farmers, food inspectors, realtors, well drillers, and many other business and organizations with our Commercial Testing Program! Apply now for a discount on all your tests.

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