Frequently Asked Questions

Answers and information on our most frequently asked questions

Why am I charged a Minimum Billing fee?
In some cases, individual submissions will have a minimum billing charge applied.  This charge is included to cover costs associated with supplying labo...
Fri, 15 Feb, 2019 at 8:27 AM
Why are Dioxins and Furans Toxic?
In our cells there are thousands of receptors which act as our messenger system. These receptors bind to key chemical molecules, typically proteins with cer...
Wed, 20 Feb, 2019 at 7:49 AM
Lead and Mercury in Paint - What is the maximum limit?
Limits for the level of Lead or Mercury in surface coatings (paint or other similar material that dries to a solid film after it's applied) fall under ...
Mon, 8 Apr, 2019 at 10:25 AM
Saturated Paste - Sodium Ion calculations.
To convert sodium concentration from saturated paste results from mg/L to mg/kg. Saturation% = (Water in Paste (g) / Dry Sample (g) ) x 100%  = (Wate...
Fri, 11 Oct, 2019 at 8:20 AM
What are Filtration fees?
Some analyses, dissolved parameters for example, must be filtered prior to analysis (and in many cases also preserved).  It is always best to filter (and pr...
Tue, 7 May, 2019 at 12:53 PM
What is Oncorhyncus mykiss?
Oncorhyncus mykiss is otherwise known as Rainbow Trout and in used in a variety of Ecotoxicology analyses performed at Bureau Veritas Laboratories....
Fri, 16 Jul, 2021 at 9:54 AM
For RFPs specifying Laboratory Accreditation
In some instances a Request for proposal (RFP) may indicate either the Canadian Association of Laboratory Accreditation Inc (CALA) or the Standards Council ...
Thu, 11 Jul, 2019 at 9:44 AM
After Hour Drop-Off and Door Codes
The following locations in Western Canada have after hours drop-off or lock boxes.   Alberta: Calgary Edmonton Fort McMurray Grand Prairie/Clairmont...
Tue, 14 Sep, 2021 at 11:22 AM
Bureau Veritas Contact Information, Locations and Hours of Operation
Please click here for an interactive map for all Bureau Veritas locations in Canada.   Please click here for a detailed list of all Bureau Veritas locat...
Tue, 14 Sep, 2021 at 11:12 AM
BV North America Quick Reference Guide & Contacts
  Bureau Veritas is involved in a vast array of certification, inspection and testing industries.  Please see the attached guide as a high level directory ...
Thu, 12 Dec, 2019 at 11:13 AM