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Quebec Laboratory Holiday Hours 2018

Listed in the table below are our samples reception opening hours and the availability of our laboratories.

If you plan on sending samples between December 21, 2018 and January 2, 2019, please contact our customer service team or your project manager as soon as possible, but no later than Monday, December 10, 2018. Make sure to schedule your sampling in order to comply with the applicable preservation periods for your analyses.

Day Date Pointe-Claire Reception Schedule Pointe-Claire Notes St-Augustin Reception Schedule St-Augustin Notes
Wednesday 12/19/2018 Normal opening hours 72 hours turnaround time not available Normal opening hours 72 hours turnaround time not available
Thursday 12/20/2018 Normal opening hours  48 and 72 hours turnaround time not available*
Non-frozen DBO5 samples not accepted
Normal opening hours 48 and 72 hours turnaround time not available*
Non-frozen DBO5 samples not accepted
Friday  12/21/2018 Chemistry: Normal opening hours
Microbiology: 7:00AM-5:00PM
24, 48 and 72 hours turnaround time not  available*
Non-frozen DBO5 samples not accepted
Microbiology samples not accepted after 5:00PM
Chemistry: Normal opening hours
Environmental microbiology: 7:00AM-3:00PM
24, 48 and 72 hours turnaround time not  available*
Non-frozen DBO5 samples not accepted
 Microbiology samples not accepted after 3:00PM
Saturday 12/22/2018 Closed   Closed  
Sunday 12/23/2018 Closed    Closed  
Monday 12/24/2018 Chemistry: 9:00AM - 3:00PM
Microbiology Closed (Samples not accepted)
Reduced staff sample pickup service not available
Non-frozen DBO5 samples not accepted
Chemistry: 9:00AM - 3:00PM
Environmental Microbiology Closed (Samples not accepted)
Reduced staff sample pickup service not available
Non-frozen DBO5 samples: ACCEPTED
Tuesday 12/25/2018 Closed    Closed  
Wednesday 12/26/2018 Closed    Closed  
Thursday 12/27/2018 Chemistry: 9:00AM - 3:00PM
Microbiology: 9:00AM - 3:00PM
Reduced staff sample pickup service not available
Non-frozen DBO5 samples not accepted
Chemistry: 9:00AM - 3:00PM
Environmental microbiology: 9:00AM - 1:00PM
Reduced staff sample pickup service not available
Non-frozen DBO5 sampled on 2018-12-26 or 2018-12-27, ACCEPTED 
Friday  12/28/2018 Chemistry: 9:00AM - 3:00PM
Microbiology: 9:00AM - 3:00PM
Reduced staff sample pickup service not available
Non-frozen DBO5 samples not accepted
Chemistry: 9:00AM - 3:00PM
Environmental microbiology: 9:00AM - 1:00PM
Reduced staff sample pickup service not available
Non-frozen DBO5 samples ACCEPTED
Saturday 12/29/2018 Closed    Closed  
Sunday 12/30/2018 Closed    Closed  
Monday 12/31/2018 Chemistry: 9:00AM - 3:00PM
Microbiology Closed (Samples not accepted)
Reduced staff sample pickup service not available
Non-frozen DBO5 samples not accepted
Chemistry: 9:00AM - 3:00PM
Environmental Microbiology Closed (Samples not accepted)
Reduced staff sample pickup service not available
Non-frozen DBO5 sampled on 2018-12-31, ACCEPTED 
Tuesday 1/1/2019 Closed    Closed  
Wednesday to Friday 1/2 to 1/4/2019 Chemistry: 9:00AM - 3:00PM
Microbiology: 9:00AM - 3:00PM
Reduced staff sample pickup service not available
Non-frozen DBO5 sampled from 2019-01-03: ACCEPTED
Chemistry: 9:00AM - 3:00PM
Environmental microbiology: 9:00AM - 1:00PM
Reduced staff sample pickup service not available
Non-frozen DBO5 samples: ACCEPTED

The period between December 24 and January 4 will be excluded from the calculation of turnaround time. If you think you might need to send samples or need a report to be signed during that period, please contact your project manager.

*If DBO5 analysis from non-frozen samples is necessary on this date, the samples can be sent directly to our St-Augustin-de-Desmaures laboratory (as per the restrictions noted in the table above). For further assistance, please contact your project manager.

**If microbiology analyses are required on this date, the samples can be sent directly to our Pointe-Claire laboratory (as per the restrictions noted in the table above). For further assistance, please contact your project manager.

To notify us of a particular situation or if you need any additional information, please feel free to contact our customer service team:

  • Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures
    (418) 878-4927, extension 0
  • Pointe-Claire
    (514) 697-3273, extension 450