• Laboratory Service Order
• Purchase Order or CC
• Safety Data Sheet (if applicable)
• Get receipt confirmation by email and will inform you of any questions or concerns
• Receive preliminary results by email
• 10-, 6- ,and 2-day service available
• Receive final report digitally through Sharefile®, a secure file sharing service
** This form must accompany any sample sent for lab service work. Please note that orders will not be processed until this information is complete. **
The PDF form can be filled in electronically and printed. Or print the blank form and fill it in by hand. If you do not already have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed to read the PDF, download Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Section 1: The Analytical Contact will be contacted regarding any technical questions on the analysis and will receive the results.
Section 3: The Accounts Payable Contact is the person who can answer questions regarding payment and will receive the invoice.
Section 4: The Payment Method must be completed with either a PO or credit card number in order to start processing your order. Please call 630-403-0126 if you prefer to provide credit card information by phone.
Section 5: The PTL Quote Number should be filled in if you received a formal price quote from our sales department. The number is shown on your quotation.
Section 6: Please review each and every section and check all that apply to your order.
Section 7: If you have previously submitted sample material for analysis, providing the PTL project number and/or test method number is helpful.
Section 8: Please provide any special instructions pertaining to your order for example regarding sample prep or request to discuss first before starting testing.
Section 9: Your final report will use the Material Name and Sample IDs exactly as specified in this section. Please ensure that the spelling and identification numbers are correct.
PTL welcomes and works with clients in more than 35 countries. To limit or prevent shipping delays and to avoid unexpected additional fees on your final invoice, we offer the following information compiled from several shipping companies.
If possible, please ship samples using a common U.S. courier who can assist in international shipments to the U.S. such as UPS, FedEx or DHL. Contact the shipper directly with questions regarding customs paperwork.
**A commercial invoice or Pro Forma invoice is required for any shipment to pass through U.S. customs. It is important to include as much information as possible on the invoice. Omitting any information on your invoice may result in shipping delays.**
1. Shipper information
Company contact information in full including:
Address, phone number, email address, contact name of individual to be contacted with any questions about the shipment, value and added Tax number (VAT)
2. Consignee (PTL’s information)
Attn: Order Entry
Particle Technology Labs
555 Rogers Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515-3776
Name and address of purchaser (importer) if different from the consignee, including a contact name and telephone number.
4. Invoice Date
5. Purchase Order or Invoice Number, if applicable.
6. Complete detailed description of samples being shipped
7. Non-drug samples
US HTS (Harmonized Tariff Code, 10 digit number)
8. For drug products
9. Reason for export
Include statement that the sample materials are for testing purposes only. Example: “No commercial value or clinical application, for testing purposes only.”
10. Shipper’s signature and date
When Packages Can Be Received
PTL is open throughout the year Monday through Friday. Please note however, that samples are not able to be received or processed on weekends or these U.S. federal holidays:
Memorial Day – May 29
Independence Day – July 4
Labor Day – September 4
Thanksgiving – November 23 & 24
Christmas – December 22 & 25
New Year’s – December 29 & January 1, 2024
Helpful Links and Documents
1. FDA Product Code Builder website >
2. FDA Affirmation of Compliance website >
3. U.S. HTS (Harmonized Tariff Schedule) Codes >
PTL final reports are digitally delivered using Sharefile®, a file sharing service that securely transfers encrypted documents through an easy to use online portal. When your final report is complete, you will receive an email with a link to Sharefile®, where you can log in to view your report instantly. If it is your first time using Sharefile, you will need to sign up for an account.
After you sign up for your account, you will receive an email stating that you have successfully set up your Sharefile® account. Save this email for reference. It contains the link to the Sharefile® login page and the email address used to create your Sharefile® account.