Wherever possible, tests are performed by approved official methods by such professional societies and government agencies. AMA Laboratories has an ISO 9001 Compliant Quality Management System (QMS).
Can be performed and NEW METHODS can be developed to satisfy your specific requirements.
A signed and dated Final Report describing all results together with photography, PhotoGrammetrix™ in digital or print media, if applicable, is submitted upon completion of testing. Raw data is always available on site or in duplicate for your records. Special arrangements can be made to receive interim results if necessary. A surcharge of $2,500 per interim report will be applied in such a situation.
All work is held in strictest confidence. AMA Labs is always willing to sign confidential mutual secrecy or non-disclosure agreements.
Detailed written instructions must accompany all samples. Perishable products should be packed in dry ice and shipped during early part of the week. If necessary, AMA Laboratories will advise you on the quantity of material needed for the tests to be performed. Generally, a minimum of 120 grams is required; Repeat Insult Patch testing requires 400 gram samples.
Because the matrix of many products varies considerably, special sample preparation and compositing may be required. In such instances, the fee is generally $25 to $75 per sample. An additional charge will be applied to samples requiring excessive extraction, heating, formulating or other procedures. Notification in advance of such requirement will be communicated.
Unless advised otherwise:
- Perishables – 2 months beyond study completion
- Non-perishables – 3 months beyond study completetion or up to 3 years, if the sample is known to be in support of government application
Special Rush Analyses
AMA will accommodate special emergency situations whenever possible. A surcharge of 50 – 100% of full study cost will be applied in such a situation.
Net on presentation. 2.0% monthly service charge on past due balances.
Discounts are available based on sample volume.
All prices will be per sample unless otherwise noted.