As we at SGS look ahead to the New Year, we also look back with appreciation of you and all our clients for your patronage and partnership this past year. Every year, we invest in our client’s industrial hygiene goals by providing precision analysis, fast turnaround times, and competitive pricing, with the goal of keeping you and your clients healthy and safe.

As is the case in many sectors, the last few years have brought numerous challenges. Through it all, we’ve always maintained our service levels, kept an open line of communication, and continued to invest in efficient equipment and improved technology. While we continue to maintain those objectives throughout 2023, our current price structure will be impacted.

As of January 16, 2023:

Standard analysis and equipment rental prices are increasing 10%.

Challenging analyte pricing is increasing 14%.
Challenging analytes are those with intensive preparation or analysis requirements. These analytes require highly time-consuming elements or high-cost consumables.

When ICP-MS is required on at least one metal in a sample, all metals in that sample will be charged at ICP-MS prices.
Although ICP analysis is used when higher LOQ is sufficient, if any one metal in a group requires the lower LOQ that ICP-MS delivers, all samples are analyzed and reported by ICP-MS. Going forward these groups will be charged at the higher ICP-MS prices. The same is applicable for panels and profiles.

Our Media Fee Schedule will change, reflecting new charges for cold storage media.
Cold storage media includes chemically treated filters or sorbents. Unfortunately, we are unable to return them to our inventory for reuse since we cannot guarantee they have been stored properly while out of our possession. This includes the Assay N584 badge which is no longer part of our Free Sampling Badges Program.


Please know this is not a decision we take lightly and the privilege of partnering with our clients only intensifies our efforts to provide you with the quality data and service you’ve come to expect from SGS.

Should you have any questions regarding these changes or our services, please do not hesitate to contact me. Thank you for your business and we look forward to continuing our partnership in the future.

We are SGS – the world’s leading inspection, testing and certification company.

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