Virtual Tour of Environmental Testing Laboratory

Sample Custody and Preparation

Once samples have arrived at the lab the production cycle begins as we race to service your needs as promptly as technically possible.

The first place your samples go when received at the lab is the Sample Custody Department. It is here that the samples are accepted, paperwork is confirmed, and the work is logged into our Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS). Our Sample Custody Department is open Mon-Fri 8:00am-6:00pm. For emergency sample deliveries to the lab outside of normal hours, contact Lyle Johnson @ (954) 224-6746 or Andre Henriquez @ (954) 678-7684.

Since most samples received for analysis require some form of extraction, digestion, or pre-treatment before analysis; the next stop for your samples is usually Sample Preparation. Sample Custody & Sample Preparation work closely with each other to maintain the legal Chain of Custody required for testing under EPA protocols for certified labs.

After sample preparation is complete, the extracted samples move forward into the analytical areas.....

Continue the Tour to GC/GCMS Department