Leak testing of sealed sources is intended to prevent the accidental release of radioactive material from sealed source capsules.

Leak test sampling is a simple process!

Once set up with our leak testing service, clients receive notifications at their specified interval (6 months, 1 year, or longer) along with all of the supplies needed to complete the test to CNSC specifications. Supplies and reminders are included in the price.

Leak Test Sampling Certificate
  • Collect your leak test sample
  • Send it to us
  • We’ll Analyze it and send results within 2-3 business days

CNSC Compliant

Compliant with the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) “REGDOC-1.6.1 Appendix AA: Regulatory Expectations for Leak Testing of Sealed Sources”


Option to receive automated reminders to leak test your sources either every 6 months, 12 months, or 24 months

Leak Test Kits

Need a leak test kit? We’ll send you a kit for free!

You can also sign up to receive new kits automatically.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to get my leak test samples analyzed?

ALARA’s turnaround time on sample analysis is 2 – 3 business days.

How long is a leak test analysis valid for?

Leak test validity depends on licence conditions, type of device/source, and whether your device/source is in use or storage. Typically, leak test intervals are 6 months, 12 months, or 24 months. We recommend you review your licence and radiation safety manual to determine the leak test interval period.

Is there an option for leak test rush analysis?

Yes! For an additional fee, we will prioritize your leak test(s) and analyze them soon as possible (during regular business days). Contact us to arrange for rush analysis.

Where do I send my leak tests for analysis?

Sent your leak test kits and completed sample forms to our facility located at the following address:

ALARA Consultants Inc.
9524 – 27 Ave NW
Edmonton, AB T6N 1B2

How much does leak testing cost?

The cost for leak test analysis depends on number of leak test samples you need analyzed. Contact us and request a quote.