Client Resources

Current Promotions

  • Tenant rates apply to any current client of a North Carolina Small Business Center (SBC).
  • Lab and Kitchen rental first hour free: for NC business and individual clients with accumulated monthly charges of less than $1000, the first hour of lab or test kitchen use is free.
  • Short-term large project rate: when scheduling permits, a maximum monthly flat fee option is available to current clients in good standing and to new in-state businesses and individual clients.
  • Packaged beer and cider testing: NC breweries may submit up to six beer or cider samples once per month for no-cost beverage analysis. Test results include these measured or calculated parameters: Density, specific gravity, ABV, CO2 and O2, package pressure, extract values, the degree of fermentation values, haze, and calories.


Laboratory and Test Kitchen Scheduling


Client Intake

  • To apply to become a rental client of the Natural Products Laboratory and/or Test Kitchen, contact after reviewing this website.
  • New lab rental clients - Complete our Intake Form once you are ready to get started.
  • New and returning lab rental clients - Complete the lab Inventory Form and submit it with safety data sheets before bringing chemicals into the lab.
  • New and returning test kitchen users - Complete the kitchen Inventory Form before bringing ingredients into the kitchen.


Safety Orientation

  • New and renewing safety orientations are held on the first Tuesday of every month at 10:00 a.m.
  • If you are interested in lab or kitchen use, safety training is required.
  • Contact us at for safety orientation information.


Sample Submission

New and Returning Clients - Please complete the Sample Submission Form for each delivery of samples.

Please meet with us to discuss your analytical testing needs before submitting your first sample.

If you have questions about lab rental or sample submission please contact us at or at (828) 782-2329.