Process How-To

Field to Lab Process

Sample Collection

  • On-site analysis is performed
    Sample media is collected in appropriate bottle. (Bottle type is determined by analysis method.)

  • Samples are cooled to 6° C to ensure sample preservation

  • Field QA/QC documentation and Chain of Custody are completed during sample collection

Transportation to Laboratory

All Samples are shipped overnight in a cooler containing:

  • Ice to ensure appropriate temperature

  • Field QA/QC documentation and Chain of Custody that will stay with the sample until report is generated

  • All coolers are sealed with a custody seal and marked for short holds or rushes

Laboratory Sample Receipt

  • Proper holding time and temperature are verified upon arrival

  • All samples are logged into our system and assigned a sample ID

  • Samples are transported to laboratory cooler to await analysis