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Blue-Green Algae Labs & Expert Contacts

Labs

  1. Oregon Public Health lab, 3150 Northwest 229th Avenue, Hillsboro, OR. Phone (503) 693-4100.  Contact: Rob Vega robert.vega@state.or.us. (Microcystin toxin testing only, $100).  Free shipping by dropping off sample to any county health department office in OR.
  2. Aquatic Services- Wayne W. Carmichael, PhD, 42184 Tweedle Lane, Seaside OR. 97138, cell phone: (937) 620-4603 home phone: (503) 755-0711 e-mail wayne.carmichael@wright.edu .  (consulting and lab services, Algal identification/enumeration).
  3. UC Davis CAHFS toxicology laboratory school of veterinary medicine University of California West Health Sciences Drive Davis, CA 95616.  phone: (530) 752-6322, Contact: Birgit Puschner, email: bpuschner@ucdavis.edu  (toxin testing-microcystin, anatoxin-a is not quantitative).
  4. Greenwater Labs/Cyano Lab, 205 Ziagler Drive, Suite 302, Palatka, Florida 32177, phone (386) 328-0882, fax (386) 328-9646, e-mail markaubel@greenwaterlab.com (toxin testing-all toxins as well as identification and enumeration).
  5. Jim Sweet, Aquatic Analysts, 126 Ocean view drive Friday Harbor, WA 98250.  Phone: (503) 869-5032, email jwsweet@aol.com  (identification and enumeration only).
  6. Phycotech 620 Braod Street, Suite 100 St. Joseph, MI 49085.  Phone: (269) 983-3654, email info@phycotech.com website http://www.phycotech.com/ (identification and enumeration).
  7. King County Environmental Laboratory, Fran Sweeney. 322 W. Ewing Street. Seattle, WA. 98119.  (206) 684-2300, direct (206) 684-2358 (identification/enumeration and toxin testing-microcystin and anatoxin-a).
  8. Water Management Laboratories, Diane DuMond. 1515 80th Street E.  Tacoma, WA. 98404.  (253) 531-3121.  (Identification/enumeration and toxin testing- microcystin, saxitoxin, cylindrospermopsin, anatoxin-a).
  9. MWH Laboratories, Dr. Andrew Eaton. 750 Royal Oaks Dr. Suite #100 Monrovia, CA. 91016. 1 800-566-5227.(Identification/enumeration and toxin testing- microcystin, saxiton, anatoxin-a).

Expert contacts

  1. Wayne W. Carmichael, PhD, 42184 Tweedle Lane, Seaside OR. 97138, cell phone: (937) 620-4603 home phone: (503) 755-0711 e-mail wayne.carmichael@wright.edu .  Advising on management and mitigation of cyanobacteria harmful algae blooms.
  2. Al Johnson, U.S. Forest Service, Middle-Fork Ranger District, 46375 Highway 58, Westfir, Oregon 97492, phone: (541) 225-6431, email;  ajohnson@fs.fed.us
  3. Dave Farrer, State of Oregon Toxicologist, direct phone: (971) 673-0971.  Office of environmental public health phone: (971) 673-0440  or call the Drinking water program (971) 673-0405.  david.g.farrer@state.or.us
  4. Jacob Kann, PhD. Aquatic Ecosystem Sciences, LLC, 295 E. Main Street, Suite 7, Ashland, Oregon 97520.  Phone (541) 482-1575, fax (541) 552-1024, jacobkann@aol.com). (Research only, sends samples to other labs).
  5. Richard Castenholz, Department of Biology, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403, phone (541) 346-4530, e-mail rcasten@uoregon.edu
  6. Dave Stone, Environmental and Molecular Toxicology, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon 97331, phone (541) 737-4433 dave.stone@oregonstate.edu