Lab Codes

The following is a list of all past and present radiocarbon laboratory codes known to have been used in published references.

* = laboratories that are no longer operating or have changed their code designations.
Code Lab name Country
A Arizona USA
AA NSF USA
AAR University of Aarhus Denmark
AC Ingeis Argentina
AECV* Alberta Environmental Center of Vegreville Canada
AERIK* Atomic Energy Res. Inst. Korea
ALG* Algiers Algeria
ANL* Argonne Nat. Lab., Ill. USA
ANTW*Antwerp Belgium
ANU*Australian National University Australia
ANUA ANU Accelerator Australia
AU* University of Alaska USA
B Bern Switzerland
Ba Bratislava Slovakia
BC* Brooklyn College USA
BE University of Bern Switzerland
Beta Beta Analytic USA
BGS* Brock University Canada
BIOCAMS* BIOCAMS International USA
Birm*Birmingham USA
Bln* Berlin Germany
BM*British Museum England
BONN* Universität Bonn Germany
BS Birbal Sahni Institute India
BSG Brock University Canada
C* Chicago USA
CAMS Center for Accelerator Mass Spectrometry USA
CAR* Univ. College, Cardiff Wales
CENA Centro Energia Nuclear na Agricultura Brazil
CG Institute of Geology China
CH*Chemistry Laboratory India
CNA Centro Nacional de Aceladores Spain
COL University of Cologne AMS Germany
CRCA *Cairo Egypt
CRL Czech Radiocarbon Laboratory Czech Republic
CSIC Geochronology Lab, IQFR-CSIC, Madrid Spain
CSM* Cosmochemistry Lab. USSR Academy of Sciences USSR
CT* Caltech, Calif. Inst. Tech. USA
CU Charles University Czech Republic
D* Dublin, Trinity College Ireland
Dak* Univ. de Dakar République du Sénégal
DAL* Dalhousie University Canada
DE* USGS, Denver USA
Deb Debrecen Hungary
DeA Debrecen (AMS)Hungary
DEM Lab. of Archaeometry, NCSR Demokritos Greece
DGC Dalhousie Geochronology Centre Canada
DIC* Dicar Corp and Dicarb Radioisotope Company USA
DK Institut Fondamental d’Afrique Noire (IFAN) Senegal
DRI* Desert Research Institute USA
DSA Center for Isotopic Research on Cultural and Environmental Heritage (CIRCE) Italy
D-AMS Direct AMS USA
ENEA ENEA, Bologna Italy
Erl Erlangen AMS Facility Germany
ETH ETH/AMS Facility Switzerland
F*Florence Italy
Fr* Freiberg Germany
Fra*Frankfurt Germany
FSU* Florida State University USA
FZ Fortaleza Brazil
G* Göteborg Sweden
GAK Gakushuin University Japan
Gd Gliwice Poland
GD* Gdansk Poland
Gif Gif sur Yvette France
Gif A Gif sur Yvette and Orsay France
GIN Geological Institute Russia
GL* Geochronological Lab. England
Gro* Groningen The Netherlands
GrN* Groningen The Netherlands
GrA Groningen Accelerator The Netherlands
GSC Geological Survey Canada
GU* Scottish Universities Research & Reactor Centre Scotland
GX Geochron Laboratories USA
H* Heidelberg West Germany
HAM Hamburg Germany
HAR* Harwell England
Hd Heidelberg Germany
Hel*Helsinki Finland
Hela Helsinki AMS Finland
HIG* Hawaii Inst. of Geophys. USA
HL Second Institute of Oceanography China
HNS* Hasleton-Nuclear, Palo Alto, California USA
Hv Hannover Germany
I* Teledyne Isotopes USA
IAA Institute of Accelerator Analysis (beta counting) Japan
IAAA Institute of Accelerator Analysis (AMS) Japan
IAEA*International Atomic Energy Agency Austria
IAEA-MEL Marine Environmental Laboratory Monaco
ICEN* Instituto Tecnológico e Nuclear Portugal
IEMAE Institute of Evolutionary Morphology and Animal Ecology Russia
IFAO Institut français d'archéologie orientale Egypt
IGAN Institute of Geography Russia
IGS* Inst. of Geological Sci. Sweden
IGSB Inst. of Geological Sci. Belarus
IHME The Marzeev Institute of Hygiene and Medical Ecology
Ukraine
II* Isotopes, Inc., Palo Alto USA
IMTA Instituto Mexicano de Tecnología del Agua (IMTA) Mexico
IOAN* Institute of Oceanography Russia
IORAN* Institute of Oceanology Russia
IRPA* Royal Institute of Cultural Heritage Belgium
ISGS Illinois State Geological SurveyUSA
IVAN* Institute of Volcanology Ukraine
IVIC* Caracas Venezuela
IWP* Institute of Water Problems Russia
J Max-Planck-Institut für Biogeochemie, Jena Germany
JAT Tono Geoscience Center, Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA) Japan
JGS* Geological Survey of Japan Japan
JUBR Biren Roy Research Laboratory India
K National Museum Denmark
KAERI* Korean Atomic Energy Research Institute Korea
KCP National Cultural Property Research Institute Korea
KEEA Kyushu Environmental Evaluation Association Japan
KI Kiel Germany
KIA Kiel AMS Germany
Ki (KIEV) Institute of Radio Geochemistry of the Environment Ukraine
KIK* Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage Belgium
KN* Köln Germany
KR Krakow Poland
KRIL* Krasnoyarsk Institute Russia
KSU*Kyoto Sangyo University Japan
L* Lamont-Doherty USA
LACUFF Fluminense Federal University Brazil
LAEC Lebanese Atomic Energy Commission (LAEC) Lebanon
LAR* Ličge State University Belgium
LE St. Petersburg Russia
LIH Lab. of Isotope Hydrology, NCSR Demokritos Greece
LJ* Scripps (UCSD) La Jolla USA
LOD Lodz Poland
LP La Plata Argentina
Lu* LundSweden
LU St. Petersburg State Univesity Russia
LUS Lund University Sweden
Lv*Louvain-la-Neuve Belgium
Ly University of Lyon France
LZ Umweltforschungszentrum Leipzig-Halle Germany
M* University of Michigan USA
Ma* University of Winnepeg Canada
MAG Quaternary Geology and Geochronology Laboratory Russia
MAMS Curt-Engelhorn-Zentrum Archaeometrie Germany
MC* Centre Scientifique de Monaco Monaco
METU* Middle East Technical University Turkey
MKL Laboratory of Absolute Dating Poland
ML* Miami USA
Mo* Verdanski Inst. of Geochemistry, Moscow USSR
MOC* Archaeological Institute, Czechoslovak Acad. of Sci. Czechoslovakia
MP* Magnolia Petroleum USA
MRRI* Marine Resources Research Institute USA
MSU* Moscow State University Russia
MTC University of Tokyo Japan
N*Nishina Memorial Japan
NIST National Institute of Standards and Technology USA
NOSAMS National Ocean Sciences AMS Facility, Woods Hole Oceanographic Inst. USA
NPL* National Physical Laboratory, Middlesex England
NS* Nova Scotia Research Foundation Canada
NSRL INSTAAR AMS Lab, U of Colorado USA
NSTF* Nuclear Science and Technology Facility, State Univ. of New York USA
NSW* U. of New South Wales Australia
NTU National Taiwan University Republic of China
NU* Nihon University Japan
NUTA Tandetron AMS Lab Japan
Ny* Nancy, Centre de Recherches Radiogéologiques France
NZ* Rafter Radiocarbon Lab New Zealand
NZA Rafter Radiocarbon Lab (AMS) New Zealand
O* Humble Oil & Refining USA
OBDY*ORSTOM Bondy France
OR Research Center of Radioisotopes Japan
ORINS* Oak Ridge Institute of Nuclear Studies USA
OWU* Ohio Wesleyan Univ. USA
OX* USDA Oxford, Mississippi USA
OxA Oxford Radiocarbon Accelerator Unit England
OZ ANSTO-ANTARES Australia
P* Univ. of Pennsylvania USA
Pi* Pisa Italy
PI* Permafrost Institute Russia
PIC* Packard USA
PITT* University of Pittsburgh USA
Poz Poznan Radiocarbon Laboratory Poland
Pr* Prague Czechoslovakia
PKU Peking University China
PKUAMS Peking University AMS lab China
PL Purdue Rare Isotope Measurement Laboratory USA
PLD Paleo Laboratory Co., Ltd. Japan
PRI PaleoResearch Institute USA
PRL Physical Research Laboratory India
PRLCH Physical Research Laboratory (Chemistry Dept.) India
PSU* Pennsylvania State Univ. USA
Pta Pretoria South Africa
Q Cambridge England
QL* Quaternary Isotope Laboratory USA
QC* Queens College USA
QU* Centre de Recherches Minérales, Québec Canada
R Rome Italy
RCD Radiocarbon Dating England
RI* Radiochemistry, Inc. USA
RICH Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage Belgium
RIDDL* Simon Fraser Univ. Canada
Riga* Institute of Science Latvia
RL* Radiocarbon, Ltd. USA
Rome Department of Earth Sciences, Rome Italy
RT Rehovot Israel
RTK Rehovot Israel
RU* Rice University USA
S* Saskatchewan Canada
Sa* Saclay, Gif-sur-Yvette France
Sac Instituto Tecnológico e Nuclear Portugal
SacA Gif sur Yvette (Saclay) France
SFU* Simon Fraser Univ. Canada
Sh* Shell Development Co. USA
SI* Smithsonian Institution USA
SL* Sharp Laboratories USA
SM* Mobil Oil Corp., Dallas USA
SMU* Southern Methodist Univ. USA
SNU Seoul National Univ. Korea
SOAN Institute of Geology and Geophysics Russia
SR* Salisbury, Rhodesia Rhodesia
SRR* NERC Radiocarbon Laboratory Scotland
St* Stockholm Sweden
Su* Finland Finland
SUA Sydney University Australia
SUERC Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre
Scotland
SWA Swansea Wales
T Trondheim Norway
TaTartu Estonia
TAM* Texas A & M University USA
TB Tblisi Georgia
TBNC* Kaman Instruments (formerly Texas-Bio-Nuclear) USA
TEM* Temple University USA
TF* Tata Institute of Fundamental Research India
TK University of Tokyo Japan
TKa University of Tokyo AMS Japan
TKU Turku Finland
Tln Tallinn Estonia
TO IsoTrace Laboratory Canada
TRa Trondheim (AMS) Norway
TUa Trondheim (AMS) Norway
TUNC* Tehran University Nuclear Centre Iran
Tx* Texas USA
U Uppsala Sweden
Ua Uppsala Accelerator Sweden
UB*Belfast Northern Ireland
UBA Belfast Northern Ireland
UBAR University of Barcelona Spain
UCD University College, Dublin Ireland
UCI University of California, Irvine USA
UCLA* University of California, Los Angeles USA
UCR*University of California, Riverside USA
UD*Udine Italy
UGa University of Georgia USA
UGRA University of Granada Spain
UL*University of Laval Canada
ULA University of Laval Canada
UM* University of Miami USA
UQ* University of Quebec at Montreal Canada
URCRM* Ukrainian Research Ctr. for Radiation Medicine Ukraine
USGS*USGS, Menlo Park USA
UtC*Utrecht van der Graaf Laboratorium The Netherlands
UTCAG University of Tennessee, Center for Archaeometry and Geochronology USA
UW* University of Washington USA
V* Melbourne, Victoria Australia
VERA Institut für Radiumforschung und Kernphysik Austria
VRI*Vienna Radium Institute Austria
W* USGS, National Center USA
WAT* University of Waterloo Canada
WHAMS National Ocean Sciences AMS Facility USA
WIS* Wisconsin USA
Wk University of Waikato New Zealand
WRD* USGS Washington, D.C. Water Resources Division USA
WSU* Washington State Univ. USA
XLLQ Xian Laboratory of Loess and Quaternary Geology China
X* Whitworth College USA
Y* Yale University USA
Ya* Yale University USA
YU Yamagata University Japan
Z Zagreb Croatia